Dozens of expressions of interest for Byron Bay Cookie Company

A number of companies are reportedly considering buying troubled food manufacturer Byron Bay Cookie Company, with expressions of interest registered from as far away as India.

A number of companies are reportedly considering buying troubled food manufacturer Byron Bay Cookie Company, with expressions of interest registered from as far away as India.

Receivers were appointed in March 15, after Slater International, the parent company, had a court notice lodged against it by the Australian Taxation Office on February 28 for unpaid taxes, worth as much as $1.35 million at last November.

The 23-year-old company’s collapse came shortly after announcing plans to expand its franchising operations, reported by Food magazine.

Today it is reported that receivers have said there have been around 40 expressions of interest registered, some from as far off as India.

"We are looking to find a buyer for the business and have already issued a number of information memorandums to parties who have signed confidentiality agreements," Derrick Vickers of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who are leading the receivers, told Fairfax Media.

A number of employees are reported to be chasing superannuation payments going back two years.