The Seafood Company is considering downsizing the workforce at its Marsden Road factory in Grimsby in response to ­inflationary pressures and the challenging economic environment.

The company, which is part of the Findus Group and a leading supplier of fresh own-label fish to the multiples, said it had entered into a 30-day consultation period with 45 of the 360 permanent staff at the plant, with a view to cutting 14 jobs.

The move comes after The Seafood Company announced in June that it was considering closing its Midgleys factory in Hull.