Out of date Bournemouth AFC food seized!


Now we don’t want to overly worry fans travelling to Bournemouth for tomorrow’s game but this report appeared in the local paper a few hours ago and was sent to us by locally based Iron fan and CandH Facebook member Robert Hargreaves.

The Vitality Stadium

Bosses at the Vitality Stadium have been ordered to pay more than £3,000 after cooked hams almost a month past their use-by date were seized by food inspectors.

Council officials applied for an emergency prohibition order to be put in place at the home of AFC Bournemouth at magistrates’ court in late February.

The order was granted after it was heard that three out-of-date cooked hams had been found at the stadium on February 17. Two of the hams had gone off on January 26, with the third passing its use-by date on February 7.

It was not alleged that the spoiled food had been served or eaten by any customers.

In addition, inspectors found that a package of food had been vacuum-packed and labelled wrongly.

Items including buttermilk, tartare sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, lemon mayonnaise, grated cheese, gherkins, banana cake, brioche and fish cake mix were seized by inspectors and have now been incinerated.

The club was ordered to pay £3,010 to Bournemouth council for costs incurred in bringing the hygiene emergency prohibition notice and issuing an emergency prohibition order.

Magistrates also ordered that the club stop using a chamber-style vacuum-packing machine.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Innocuous Sparrow says:

    The good news is that they have some truly delicious lasagne, not more than six months out of date, and it is available on a complimentary basis to all visiting players.

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