Take it away: Kebab meat binned after five hours in warm van
Highland Council's environmental health team seized van after a tip-off from police.
Two tonnes of kebab meat has been destroyed after being driven from Newcastle to Inverness without being put in a fridge.
Highland Council's environmental health team seized the van full of meat and dairy products after a tip-off from Police Scotland.
The 280-mile trip from Newcastle to Inverness would have taken more than five hours.
The distributor reportedly planned to sell the meat in the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
The council said it highlighted the "lengths that some food businesses are willing to go to for the purposes of making money" without regard for food safety.
Senior environmental health officer Patricia Sheldon said: "Food business operators have a clear duty to ensure that the safety of food they handle and prepare is not compromised and this extends to how the food is supplied and delivered to them.
"The safety of the food chain and protection of public health is a key priority for the council and the environmental health service shall not hesitate to take enforcement action to ensure that appropriate food safety standards are maintained."