Posted on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
A food delivery firm was ordered to dispose of £2500 worth of sandwiches last month after food hygiene officers from the council discovered they had been transported from London in a broken refrigerated vehicle.
During a routine food hygiene inspection of a Cwmbran premises a delivery of sandwiches and other pre-packed goods was being made. Temperature checks revealed that all of the food products had been stored at an unsafe temperature during transit. This put the food at high risk of growing food poisoning bacteria, such as Listeria.
Further action against the company in question is currently being considered.
Councillor Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment, said: “Our food hygiene team work extremely hard to make sure food is safe for consumption.
“When purchasing food, customers expect it to have been stored properly without the risk of falling ill, or in extreme cases death as we have seen elsewhere in the UK.
“Luckily this delivery of high risk food didn’t make it to the shelves.”