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Jobs Threat At Cornish Food Company

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8:05am 26th October 2014
(Updated 8:05am 26th October 2014)

The jobs axe hangs over Cornwall.

Pirate FM has learnt more than 40 are at risk at St Merryn Foods; 24 at Victoria and 19 in Bodmin.

The meat packing and processing company employs 550 people across both sites.

Now it has launched a six week consultation on plans to restructure.

A spokesperson said: "St Merryn Foods has regrettably announced that it will be entering into a period of collective consultation about a proposal to restructure its operations that could put jobs at risk at its sites in Victoria and Bodmin.

"The business is totally committed to producing the highest quality food for consumers in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.

"However, due to packing volume decreases in the past year, action has to be taken to better match the retail packing resource with projected future volumes and protect the business for the longer term.

"This is very much the last and regrettable option for the company, but the business will consult with colleagues and their representatives over the next 45 days to explore ways of avoiding redundancies, including transfers to other businesses within the wider group."

Tim Jones is from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, he said: "It is something that is very precious to the Cornwall economy, the food and drink industry is one of our crucial areas alongside tourism, and it is absolutely vital that we are as progressive and ambitious as possible.

"One of our great success stories, is the fact that a company like this that are supplying some of the massive retailers across the country are using Cornwall local produce, made in Cornwall and produced in Cornwall with exemplary high skills."

8:05am 26th October 2014

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