Pork and bacon packing operations shuts down
It has been confirmed that a Norfolk meat processing factory will close in two months time, resulting in over 500 people loosing their jobs.
After more than 40 years, Tulip announced that has plans to shut down its fresh pork and Danepak bacon packing operations in Thetford, England.
The multinational company, a part of the Danish Crown group, revealed it had been unable to find a viable alternative to closing the plant and will complete the transfer of production to other UK sites by the end of September.
Union officials apparently reluctantly agreed to a redundancy package, which will see up to 350 full-time workers out of a job on September 14.
He added: “This is a very sad day for everyone involved in the Thetford site and I do appreciate the impact this news will have on our very loyal and dedicated workforce.”
The fresh pork and bacon packing lines will be transferred to the West Country.