East Anglian Food Ingredients is the first supplier to be successfully prosecuted for its involvement in last year’s Sudan 1 scares.
EAFI, which was at the centre of the cancer-dye scandal, has been fined £5,000, including costs, by magistrates in Colchester, Essex, for supplying contaminated chilli powder to HP Foods in July.
The company is still part of a wider FSA investigation into how almost 600 products were contaminated with the dye in the UK’s biggest ever food recall in February. EAFI is known to have imported the rogue chilli powder which ended up in Worcester sauce supplied by Premier Foods.
EAFI, which pleaded guilty, claimed the error in July had already cost it £370,000 in compensation and related costs.