Legal wrangle throws spotlight on food labelling – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2012 in appeals, consumer protection, food hygiene, news, public interest by tracey

“A landmark legal case revolving around a batch of frozen pigs’ tongues could change the way food use-by dates are enforced in the country. High Court judges ruled earlier last week that a business accused of selling food past its use-by date could counter a prosecution under food labelling laws by showing the product had in fact not needed a use-by date. Consumer experts fear that this interpretation could allow retailers to sell out-of-date food. The matter is being viewed as a test case for use-by dates, and similar cases across the country are being put on hold while it is dealt with.”

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 The Independent, 26th February 2012