2 Sisters Food Group has announced it’s closing three of its poultry factories in Wolverhampton, Smethwick and Cambuslang, Scotland, with 900 job losses set to be announced.
The West-Midlands based company is the UK’s largest supplier of supermarket chicken but has come under controversy in recent times after it was embroiled in a food hygiene row last year following an undercover investigation by the Guardian and ITV with workers found to be altering kill dates at at its plant in West Bromwich.
The group, which produces a third of poultry products consumed in the UK, will axe 350 jobs at Smethwick with 100 positions in Wolverhampton under threat.
Meanwhile, 2 Sisters Food Group has announced that while 900 jobs will be lost it plans to create 1,000 new roles within its poultry supply chain in the UK.
A spokesperson for 2 Sisters Food Group said: “As we continue to build a better business, we are simplifying how we work and investing in the areas that can make the most positive difference to our UK poultry operations.
“However, we do have areas of significant challenge and regrettably 900 roles will be at risk at three loss-making sites which we propose to close.
“Our focus now will be to support all affected colleagues and explore all alternative options available to us before making any final decisions.”
This news comes after 2 Sisters Food Group sold its Goodfella’s pizza range last month for €225 million.