Egg packer fined for mislabelling eggs
A DEFRA investigation has led to the conviction of an egg packer, who
packaged "poor quality eggs" as Class A and extended the best before date on a
batch of eggs.
Anthony Clarkson, of F Clarkson and Sons Ltd,
Whittingham, Preston, pleaded guilty and was fined Â£2,100 (€3,100) for seven
offences, plus Â£1,000 (€1,470) in court costs, on 28 February at Preston
Mr Clarkson's company, which has been
prosecuted previously for offences against the Egg Marketing Standards
Regulations, was caught a second time after the Egg Marketing Inspectorate
carried out routine inspections between July - September 2006.
Richard Jones, deputy chief egg
marketing inspector, said after the case: "Consumers should only receive
accurately labelled and fresh eggs. The Inspectorate takes formal action like
this when such significant breaches occur so that consumers really do receive
what it says on the label".
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