OXO and Bisto maker fined
Earlier this month Premier Foods was fined £15,000 for effluent discharge into the Severn Trent Water's sewer system.
Worksop Magistrates were told that on November 29th 2011, effluent discharged into the sewer by the Premier Foods at its Worksop site was found to be 26 times above the permitted limit for chemical oxygen demand and 23 times the permitted limit for suspended solids.
The Worksop site produces OXO gravy, Bisto gravy, Loyds cooking sauces, Sharwood’s cooking sauces & poppadums, Batchelors Super Noodles and Saxa Salt.
A Severn Trent Water spokesman stated that the limits placed on companies to regulated trade discharges were calculated to ensure that they did not adversely affect the capacity of the sewage works to efficiently treat sewage. He said that 'exceeding these limits is not only illegal; it can damage the sewage treatment process and risk causing harm to the environment'.
Premier Foods was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay legal costs of £5,106.18.
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