North-east sandwich firm ceases trading after FSA ruling

By Dan Colombini contact

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The factory will cease trading as it could no longer compete with offerings from rival manufacturers in the area.
The factory will cease trading as it could no longer compete with offerings from rival manufacturers in the area.

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Sandwich and bread producer Café Class in Middlesbrough has ceased trading after announcing the closure of its factory due to health warnings.

The company was issued a prohibition order earlier this month, accused of putting out-of-date fillings in wraps and sandwiches.

Could no longer compete

Café Class has issued a statement confirming that its factory will cease trading as it could no longer compete with offerings from rival manufacturers in the area.

This is to inform all concerned that Café Class has ceased trading since 13 September,​” the firm said.

“[This follows] the notice served by the authorities which requires one to two days’ shelf-life across all our product range, even with the ones ​[that have] weeks of expiry left.

“As a number of other suppliers in the area are still applying between five to six days’ shelf-life on their products, it is not viable for us to continue.”

The firm added that it “was working on the issue​” and would provide updates with any potential developments.

As previously reported by Food Manufacture​, The Food Standards Agency issued a statement warning that​: “A number of ready-to-eat products supplied in the north east of England by Café Class Ltd have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements.​”

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