Preston meat firm faces food safety charge brought under legislation to protect the public from diseases like CJD

Preston based Bowland Foods Limited has denied a food safety charge.

By Stef Hall
Friday, 1st March 2019, 12:13 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 1:17 pm
Meat firm faces charge
Meat firm faces charge

The Food Standards Agency has launched a prosecution against the company alleging it consigned unsafe meat to three companies: Swaledale Foods Limited, J Pitt Butchers and R Porter.

The family firm operates a meat cutting plant at Roman Way Industrial Estate, Longridge Road, Preston.

It is alleged the bovine material it supplied still contained parts of the spinal column, which could be deemed a risk to human health.

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The company faces a charge under the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010, which were brought in to tackle diseases that affect the brain and nervous system of humans and animals, including variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.

The firm has entered a not guilty plea.

The case was adjourned until April 16 over a legal argument, with an expected trial on May 20 before Preston magistrates.

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