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EHO shuts down unfit food supply
The supplier of unfit meat to over 600 food outlets nationally has been prosecuted after an EHO spotted a company director exiting suspect premises.
In November 2015 Cannock Chase Council EHO Aine O’Brien was on her way to visit POE Ltd on Towers Business Park, Rugeley, Staffordshire when she saw company director Calin Poenatiu leaving premises that were not registered or approved as a part of the food business.
POE Ltd is a supplier of frozen meat products to retail stores operating out of two units on the industrial estate approved for cold storage only.
‘I knew he had the two units and I was driving past and saw him coming out of a third unit that he was applying for planning permission for manufacturing. So, I stopped to see why he was coming out of it and have a look around,’ explains Ms O’ Brien.
What she discovered inside the unit led her to unearth an illegal food operation with a distribution network spreading from Scotland to London.
Published by: Environmental Health News 15/6/17