Food firm boss says he’s a victim too
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