Marks and Spencer is standing by a supplier following allegations it had altered use-by dates on cooked chicken products.
An investigation was launched by the multiple into the activities of the Grampian Country Food Group and production was stopped following the allegations in the News of the World.
However M&S has now reinstated the company stating the issue was a procedural matter relating to a breach of its strict specs and did not concern food safety. M&S said it had informed the food safety authorities which agreed with its assessment.
Grampian said: "Following a review of procedures, plans to recommence production have been agreed with M&S."

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