Dejon Terry, who owns Palmers Quality Butchers in Queensway, Bletchley, had previously pleaded not guilty to selling for the ultimate consumer bone-in-beef, contrary to Regulation 3.1 and the case was set to be tried by Milton Keynes Magistrates in October.
But Mr Terry has now formally admitted the offence and accepted a
formal caution from Milton Keynes Council, which will stay on his record for three years. Mr Terry has also signed an undertaking not to breach Beef Bones Regulations 1997 whilst they remain in force.
'We have maintained throughout that we were simply trying to ensure a
level playing field to stop some butchers having an unfair trading
advantage over others who were complying with the law. That was our main aim in bringing this prosecution and remains so.
'With regards to the second court case, unless there are any further
developments, that is still scheduled for crown court trial - so we
cannot comment further at this moment.'