Pork giant Tulip has announced up to 150 redundancies across three sites after failing to secure a tender.
Tulip – the UK arm of Danish Crown – has entered a consultation with staff at its Bodmin (Cornwall), Boston (Lincolnshire) and King’s Lynn (Norfolk) operations.
A spokesman would not reveal which company’s contract Tulip had unsuccessfully tendered for.
“We are currently operating in an extremely challenging economic environment which has led to the need to announce proposed changes at three of our sites as a result of failing to secure a tender,” said Tulip’s group HR director, Kirsty Wilkins.
Tulip was seeking to lessen the impact of the announcement and hoped to redeploy as many affected staff as possible to alternative roles within the business, she added.
Tulip supplies bacon, pork, sausage, cooked meat for retail and food service and currently has 17 UK manufacturing sites.