Welsh supermarket chain found to be selling out of date meat
An investigation by S4C’s Y Byd ar Bedwar programme has revealed that Welsh supermarket, CK Foodstores in Wales were allegedly selling meat almost two weeks past its use-by date.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) director Nathan Barnhouse told the S4C programme: “It is an offence to sell something past its use-by date, and shops shouldn’t be doing this.”
He also emphasised it was about public safety: “A use-by date is about safety, it may smell and look OK, but you won’t necessarily see the bacteria that could potentially make you ill.”
CK Foodstores is owned and operated independently although has a partnership with the brand Nisa Local. The investigation, however, focused solely on CK Foodstores, which has 30 stores across south and west Wales and there is no inference or suggestion that Nisa Local has been selling out-of-date foods.