Belgian scare helps Shanks

3 November 1999

Belgian scare helps Shanks

THE Belgian food scare caused by contaminated chicken feed turned out to be a windfall for Shanks, the waste disposal group.

The dioxin health scare delivered a one-off windfall of more than £500,000 for the companys Belgian operation in September.

In the UK, Shanks, which has long had the job of incinerating cattle slaughtered because of the BSE scare, has also won a contract to process another 190,000 tonnes of dead cows.

Pre-tax profits at the group rose 10% to £19.8 million in the six months to September 25, on turnover up 21% to £156m.

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