A Northampton shopkeeper has denied attempting to sell more than 100 items of out of date food, including a mouldy sausage roll, at his store in the town.
Kulasingatharmarasa Nimalathasan, aged 36, of Greenfield Avenue, Spinney Hill, in Northampton, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday after he allegedly displayed items that were past their use by date in the Nisa Local shop in Birchfield Road East, Abington.
Nimalathasan has been prosecuted by Northamptonshire Trading Standards after officers allegedly found a Heritage Jumbo Sausage Roll with mould growing on it when they visited on October 2 last year.
It is also alleged trading standards officers found a Heritage steak and gravy pie, a cheese salad sandwich and 102 other items that were past their use by date.
Nimalathasan pleaded not guilty to four charges of selling food after its use by date and a charge of selling food not of the nature or quality demanded by the purchaser.
Nimalathasan, representing himself, pleaded guilty to selling an apple flavoured rice dessert which was past its use by date by a day.
He will appear in Northampton Magistrates’ Court again for a trial in September.