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Meat firm considering job losses at Cornwall site

Sliced bacon on production conveyor belt
Tulip Foods employs nearly 2,000 people across three sites

A meat processing company is looking at possibly cutting jobs at one of its sites in Cornwall, it has confirmed.

Tulip Food Service Ltd said it was looking at the jobs at its Bodmin site and that a consultation process with employees was under way.

It said the move was part of a strategic review of operations.

Divisional Managing Director Peter Jones said the consultation was in its very early stages and it was too soon to speculate on the outcome.

The company has a staff of nearly 2,000 in Cornwall and is one of the county's major employers.

It took on about 100 extra staff at its plants in Bodmin, Bugle and Redruth in 2009, saying it needed more people to cope with growing demand for its products.

Mr Jones said of the review: "We do appreciate that this news will create a degree of uncertainty for those people whose roles are potentially at risk.

"We are at the very early stages of the consultation process and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further at this point."



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