Stevenage cafe operator appears in court charged with selling out-of-date food

The case will go back to the court in November

The case will go back to the court in November - Credit: Getty Images/Creatas RF

Questions over the nature of food sold at a Stevenage town centre cafe have led to a court case.

Mariana Precup, the food business operator at Nosh Cafe in Queensway, appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court last week where she denied selling out-of-date food and removing or altering the ‘use by’ date on items sold.

The 32-year-old is charged with selling food – namely bacon, sausages, sun-dried tomatoes, sandwich fillings, turkey breast and felafal filling – after the ‘use by’ date.

She is also charged with removing or altering the ‘use by’ date on food – namely salmon, packs of sausages and pork pies.

The trial began last Thurday but was not concluded within the alloted time so has now been adjourned until November 6 when it will be heard again.