Company's €38.7m bill for contaminated animal feed
A COMPANY must pay €38.7m in damages over animal feed contamination which led to the recall of Irish pork.
Mr Justice Peter Kelly ruled yesterday that Millstream Recycling Ltd was entitled to that amount in damages against O'Neill Fuels Ltd, Annaghmore Hill, Coalisland, Co Tyrone.
Millstream, Clohamon Mills, Bunclody, Co Wexford, has claimed dioxins such as polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) were contained in oil purchased by it for use in the manufacturing of pig and cattle feed.
It sued Gerard Tierney, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, and his company, Newtown Lodge Ltd, Fairview, Dublin, alleging they supplied it with defective oil which contaminated the pig feed with dioxins.
Mr Tierney and Newtown deny the oil supplied was defective. They said if the oil was contaminated it was not their fault as, they allege, it was supplied to them by O'Neill Fuels.