2 September 2014

TMB commissions independent inquiry

Sir Norman Wrassle
The Tripe Marketing Board has commissioned an independent inquiry into allegations that it was involved in price-fixing of the wholesale tripe market in 2011.  The allegations, which first surfaced in Offal Monthly last year, have always been strenuously denied by the board.

TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "Despite the ludicrous nature of these allegations, it is important that we restore confidence in tripe at a time when there are encouraging signs that sales are improving.  We need to bring an outside perspective to bear on the matter, so I have asked Mr Timothy Flaxton-Buoys to lead the review."

Mr Flaxton-Buoys is an independent tripe consultant who formerly held senior roles in management in tripe and at the Bolton Opera House.

"It is imperative that we are seen to be doing something and by commissioning this inquiry now it will hopefully take the spotlight off us for a while and there will be no need for any other similar investigations by outside bodies," Sir Norman said.

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