A SHOP owner has been left with a £1,200 court bill after selling packs of cheese that were 33 days past their use-by date.

He was also selling pasta salad a day after he should, and a judge warned that the food could have posed “a health risk to the public”.

Bhupendra Patel, who runs Premier Extra, in Wellington Street, Grimsby, had been warned in the past about food safety, for selling sausage rolls and gammon that were out of date.

Today, he told the Telegraph: “I admit that it was my fault. It is my full responsibility to check the fresh stock and on that occasion, I failed. However, this was out of character and I take a lot of pride in my shop.

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