Delhaize wants 6.5 million euros compensation from slaughterhouses
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    Delhaize wants 6.5 million euros compensation from slaughterhouses

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    In the aftermath of the meat unfit for consumption scandal connected with the Veviba slaughter house, the distributor Delhaize has decided to claim a 6.5 million euros compensation from the Bastogne Slaughterhouse and Market (AMB) and from the Lanciers Slaughterhouse, in Rochefort, which belongs to Verbist. The distributor, which has removed from its shelves all Veviba products, has turned towards the French-speaking Chamber of Commerce in Brussels to claim a 6.5 million euros compensation from the AMB and from the Lanciers slaughterhouse, in Rochefort, which belongs to Verbist.

    In order to justify this compensation, Delhaize explains how it had to withdraw and destroy the merchandise, find another supplier and then face reputational damage.

    During an extraordinary session Wednesday, both companies which were accused went on the offensive. AMB denounced the abusive breach of the contract and demanded the restoration of the relationship, without which it will call for a penalty of 250,000 euros for each day behind. Lanciers demands a little over 650,000 euros for invoices unpaid by Delhaize, as does Belfius, which ensured the billing for AMB.

    A preliminary decision should be rendered by mid-June.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times