Hatfield shop owner fined for selling out-of-date food

A SHOPKEEPER from Hatfield was fined �1,600 for selling out-of-date food.

Mateeullah Hamdam sold two items to Trading Standards officers posing as customers in a sting operation carried out at AM-PM in Crawford Road.

Appearing before magistrates in Watford on Friday, he admitted selling two items which had passed their use-by dates, and having having a further seven items beyond their use-by date for sale in his shop.

He and the company, of which he is a director, were fined �1,600 and ordered to pay �935 costs.

Magistrates said there was “a clear risk to public harm which cannot be ignored”.

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