Retailers and wholesalers are scrambling for compensation from Premier Foods for the Sudan-1 product recall.
David Palmer, director of Aon crisis management consultants, said most businesses would chase immediate compensation further and further up the supply chain.
Wholesalers Booker, Bestway and buying group Sugro UK have all indicated they would seek compensation from Premier Foods. And independent retailers are planning to claim costs back from wholesalers, many of whom have indicated they are willing to shoulder these costs. Premier Foods has claimed it is covered for the recall under its insurance.