Kingston shopkeeper who sold food 33 days out of date fined £1,300

Sunrise Mini Market  in Cambridge Road. Picture: Google

Sunrise Mini Market in Cambridge Road. Picture: Google

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A Kingston shopkeeper has been fined more than £1,300 after he admitted selling food more than a month out of date.

Manmeet Singh Malhotra, 21, sold food between 22 and 33 days out of date at the Sunrise Mini Market in Cambridge Road.

The items included sliced meat, pies, sausages, cottage cheese and desserts.

Malhotra was fined £1,305 at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court last week, and ordered to pay £1,200 costs plus a £20 victim surcharge.

Kingston Council environmental health inspectors visited the shop last November and declared the food unfit for human consumption.

Councillor David Cunningham, cabinet member for environmental health, said: "Shopkeepers have a duty to check the dates on the food they sell and ensure that it is fit for consumption.

"We will take action against anyone who puts people’s health at risk."

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10:29am Tue 19 Aug 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Why have RBK Environmental Health not closed down this dump? He is a disgrace & a health hazard. The fines imposed will just encourage him to find ways of recouping his money, possibly at a dangerous cost to those foolish enough to visit his shop.
Why have RBK Environmental Health not closed down this dump? He is a disgrace & a health hazard. The fines imposed will just encourage him to find ways of recouping his money, possibly at a dangerous cost to those foolish enough to visit his shop. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 16

1:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

alroutemaster says...

How manybmore of them are still in business like this one? Close them down and deport them.
How manybmore of them are still in business like this one? Close them down and deport them. alroutemaster
  • Score: 9

2:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bosco1 says...

Close em down sell the good stock "IF ANY" and proceeds to a charity, then send the owners packing home. Far to many shop keepers do not follow the British Laws, hope people stop using the shop and they will have to close down.
Close em down sell the good stock "IF ANY" and proceeds to a charity, then send the owners packing home. Far to many shop keepers do not follow the British Laws, hope people stop using the shop and they will have to close down. bosco1
  • Score: 8

3:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

daaaave_kt1 says...

horrible shop with rude people working there, won't be going in to that shop again at any point
horrible shop with rude people working there, won't be going in to that shop again at any point daaaave_kt1
  • Score: 7

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