08 May 1998
Another beef-on-bone case in limbo
By FWi staff
THE first butchers charged with breaching the Governments beef-on-the-bone ban had their case adjourned by magistrates in Milton Keynes today (Friday).
The shops involved, DP Clarke and Palmers Quality Butchers, were accused of serving customers pre-wrapped fore-ribs of beef with bone intact.
But magistrates adjourned the case until later this summer at the request of the defendants lawyers.
It is understood that the two butchers want to await the outcome of an appeal against a Scottish ruling last month. Selkirk sheriffs court cleared hotelier, Jim Sutherland, of charges involving serving beef-on-the-bone to 170 farmers at a Christmas dinner.