Firm’s stock seized for label scam

More than 3,000 tins of evaporated milk were seized from a factory in Somercotes after they were re-labelled with a false use-by-date and health mark.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court ordered the seizure from Kirkby based Burden Foods Ltd, trading as Denbur Foods, for having has no approval from Amber Valley Borough Council to trade as a food business. It was also found to have have changed the use-by-date on tins from January 2011 to November 2011.

Regulation manager at AVBC, Steve Haslam, said: “Proper labelling and the correct information are essential to allow the customer to understand what they’re consuming.”

Anyone who has a tin of ‘Country Lane Evaporated Milk’ should return the product from where it was purchased.