A businessman is to have his stock destroyed after failing to store it at the correct temperatures.
Royston Gay’s warehouse at Linthwaite Business Centre was visited by environmental health officers on July 16.
There they found 15 boxes of salted fish.
These were marked with the temperatures at which they should be stored.
“There was no refrigeration capacity in the warehouse whatsoever.
“The manufacturer’s guidelines made it clear that the fish should be stored at low temperatures.
“The risk was that it would deteriorate and be unfit for human consumption.”
The boxes were seized and the council made an application for an order to condemn and destroy the food.
Gay, of Woodhouse Avenue in Fartown, said that the labelling was only a precaution.
He claimed that the fish was already cured and posed no risk of bacteria.
District Judge Michael Fanning made the food condemnation order, adding that he believed that the food represented a danger to human health.
All 15 boxes of the fish will be destroyed and Gay must pay £388 court costs.