The group's five operating divisions will all function under the following trade names: ABP Beef, ABP Convenience Foods, ABP Proteins, ABP Renewables and ABP Pet Foods. ABP Beef will comprise of ABP Ireland, ABP UK and ABP Poland.
Paul Finnerty, CEO of ABP Food Group, said: ''The business has both expanded and diversified in recent years and we have come to a view that a rebrand will provide our customers and suppliers with a clear understanding of our overall operational structure, product offerings and brand strategy.''
In Ireland, the group's operations under ABP Ireland will include six beef processing facilities through which they control around 24% of the national kill.
ABP UK will operate a total of 10 facilities through which they supply key retail clients.
The group have strengthened their presence in the UK in recent years with the purchase of three factories in Guildford, Sturminster and Blackburn. They are understood to slaughter around 13% of the national kill in the UK.
ABP Poland will consist of the recently acquired factory near Poznan in western Poland. This facility has the capacity to slaughter and debone 60,000 cattle per annum. ABP Proteins operates out of Cahir and Waterford while the group's Pet Food business extends across Ireland, Britain and the Netherlands.
ABP Convenience Foods and the rapidly growing ABP Renewables, formerly Agri Energy, operate from multiple sites across Britain and Ireland.
WAS this AN INCIDENT JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN !
Larry Goodman's ABP Food Group has contracts to supply burgers to Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Burger King. The Irishman once had business links to Saddam Hussein. United Nations sanctions imposed on Iraq after Saddam invaded Kuwait in 1990 led Iraq to default on millions of pounds of payments to Goodman's company. By August 1990 Goodman, left, had accumulated almost £550million in debts and his business was bailed out by Irish banks. Questions about what goes into a value burger were asked today (right)
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Goodman left school in his early teens and began selling offal in Dundalk. He set up Anglo Irish Beef Processors in 1962 to export Irish beef to the continent. We are delighted and proud to induct him into our Hall of Fame for he is indeeed a "Lion amongst Men
Our beef products are 2011 Great Taste Winners.Irish Angus T Bone Steak (Tesco Ireland)Irish Angus Cote Du Boeuf (Tesco Ireland)Aldi Nature’s Isle Select CutIrish Fillet SteaksSuperquinn Fillet Steak
Utilising state of the art processing technology coupled to traditional maturation techniques, we ensure that our products adhere to the highest standards of quality and food safety, whilst delivering optimum service levels and continual efficiency improvement. Is That So?
It looks like there could be Two Possible Reasons.
Low levels < 0.1% would suggest X Contamination, Which is a very Worrying Factor for a Company with such a High Distribution Network.
High levels would suggest Deliberate Addition, 29% is very High, so how could this have been an accident. Why was Horse Meat Present In The Same Processing Plant as Beef?, or do they Process The Pet Food in The Same Plant, as Food for Human Consumption?
If this is the case The same Machinery appears to be used,for both Processes, which doesn't say much for their Sterilizing Procedures, having at one stage been involved in The Food Processing Industry, Sterilization Between Batches is of Primary Importance, Swabbing must be carried out, Cultures Grown as Part of The Quality Control Procedures. If Results not satisfactory then the whole Process of Sterilization has to be repeated. This is obviously a Costly Business for The Producer. So what's been going on here?
COULD IT BE PROFIT CONSIDERED FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN HYGIENE?
THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED.
SO LETS NOT HAVE ANY PUSSEY - FOOTING!
REGARDS ............. WASP