Old beefs haunt Goodman and Silvercrest Foods

Larry Goodman's controversial past saw his right-hand man, Paul Finnerty, endure a hard time in the House of Commons over the horsemeat scandal, writes Richard Curran.

10th March, 2013
The Silvercrest Foods factory in Co Monaghan: horsemeat was found to comprise 29 per cent of one burger product made in the plant. Photo: PA

The scandal triggered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's discovery of horsemeat in a number of frozen burgers has now entered its third calendar month, and has spread across Europe. But there remain few concrete answers as to what exactly has happened and who is ultimately responsible.

Two further developments took place last week. Paul Finnerty, chief executive of the Larry Goodman-owned ABP Food group, gave evidence to a House of Commons select committee...

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