Some 250 jobs at risk at Lincolnshire fresh food factory

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Some 250 jobs are at risk at a fresh food business in Spalding.

A 45-day consultation has begun with 250 workers at Bakkavor Salads.

The business, which supplies major supermarkets including Aldi, the Co-op, Morrisons, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose, is proposing a ‘reduction in roles’ to keep the factory sustainable in the future.

A spokesperson for the business said: “Bakkavor Salads is entering into a 45-day consultation period with 250 employees based at one of its factories at its Spalding site to propose a reduction in roles.

“We believe this reorganisation is necessary to ensure our factory remains sustainable for the future.

“If this proposal goes ahead, we will try to relocate employees wherever possible at local sites within the Bakkavor Group.

“We recognise this decision represents a difficult time for all the employees involved and this proposal is no reflection on their commitment and professionalism.

“Until the consultation process has been completed, we are unable to comment further.”