A CO DERRY meat company has been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to breaching labelling regulations.
Meatlocker Ltd, based in Loughermore Road in Ballykelly, supplies meat products to various supermarkets.
A 10-year-old boy suffered an anaphylactic reaction after the burger, which contained cheese, cross contaminated other food on a barbecue.
He needed allergy, asthma and stomach medication and was ill for days, the court was told.
The district judge at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday said it was a serious matter>
The judge said that those who provide food have serious burdens placed on them for good reason.
A barrister said the company apologised to all concerned.
He added that steps had been taken to ensure the situation would never happen again.