Legal woes mount for Goodman over meat contracts with retailers

Larry Goodman's ABP Group faces a blizzard of lawsuits after four of its burger customers dropped its Silvercrest subsidiary as a supplier last week, writes Richard Curran.

3rd February, 2013
Larry Goodman's ABP Group is facing legal actions by retailers over the horsemeat scandal. Photo: PA

Larry Goodman's ABP Food Group is facing multimillion-euro legal actions from some of its major retail chain clients after its subsidiary Silvercrest Foods was dropped as a beef burger supplier by five major buyers in the last week.

The Silvercrest plant in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, remains closed as its future looks increasingly uncertain. An enormous part of Silvercrest's €100 million business has now been withdrawn, with Burger King, Tesco, the Co-op and Asda accounting for...

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