A pet food company supplying raw food has been found guilty and fined over £11,000 and it’s director nearly £6000 for keeping out-of-date food.
Landywood Pet Foods Ltd, based in Rugeley, and its director, Janet Meyer, were fined a combined total of over £17,000, reports the Lichfield Mercury.
The company pleaded guilty to a variety of animal by-product offences.
Staffordshire County Council Trading Standard’s Animal Health team performed a routine visit to the premises in October 2015, where they found pet food in the corridors and out of the main freezer.
Items were found left in sunlight and defrosting, the freezer was also full of out-of-date products. Animal by-products has also been placed into landfill bins.
A total of 20 animal by-product offences were put before magistrates, who took into account the defendant’s early guilty pleas when passing sentence.
Landywood Pet Foods was fined a total of £10,000, with £1,418 of costs and a £170 victim surcharge.
Landywood Pet Foods Ltd has been contacted for comment.