Food firm boss says he’s a vic­tim too

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY TRACEY KANDOHLA

THE boss of the firm that sup­plied the sand­wiches in­sisted he was “em­pa­thetic” to vic­tims’ loved ones – but said: “I’m a vic­tim too.”

The Good Food Chain chief Mar­tyn Cor­field is con­sid­er­ing su­ing North Coun­try Cooked Meats, the busi­ness be­lieved to have pro­vided his firm with con­tam­i­nated prod­ucts.

He said: “My sin­cere thoughts are with the fam­i­lies af­fected. But we are a vic­tim as much as any­one else. I em­ploy 140 peo­ple. There’s lots of liveli­hoods at stake.”

His firm, which has a pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Stone, Staffs, said: “The busi­ness has an ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion for food safety. Its Stone fa­cil­ity is reg­u­larly au­dited.

“The Good Food Chain reg­u­larly lab­o­ra­tory tests its sup­plies, prod­ucts and en­vi­ron­ment.”

North Coun­try in Sal­ford, Greater Manch­ester, is co­op­er­at­ing with a probe on the out­break.

CHIEF Mar­tyn Cor­field

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