Pork processors Cranswick Country Foods has announced the opening of a £5m central packing plant.

The company said the new 80,000 sq ft facility, based near Hull, had been purpose built to handle the growing demand for further processed pork products, including Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference range. MD Bernard Hoggarth said: “We undoubtedly have one of the best meat facilities in the UK, putting Cranswick at the forefront of food production and packing technology.”

The company said it would also be working with celebrity chef Brian Turner to develop a new range of pork products.