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Major Cornwall employer could put 160 jobs at risk

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Pilgrim’s Europe, one of the largest employers in Cornwall, has announced potential job losses as it plans operational changes at its Redruth and Bodmin sites. The new puts approximately 160 roles under threat.

The international meat and poultry firm said these adjustments are part of a business review aimed at ensuring long-term business sustainability.

The company’s statement highlighted that these changes will keep the sites “fully optimised” and they will operate “as efficiently and effectively” as possible. It also added that a novel multi-million pound slow-cooked facility will remain operational at the Bodmin site despite the changes, reports CornwallLive.

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A spokesperson for Pilgrim’s Europe said: “Pilgrim’s Europe has today proposed a number of operational changes at its Redruth and Bodmin sites. If accepted, these changes would put around 160 roles at risk of redundancy.”

“The proposals form part of the business’ ongoing review of its operational footprint to ensure that all sites are fully optimised and help deliver a sustainable long-term future for Pilgrim’s Europe. The proposed changes will ensure a skill base that will enable the sites to meet current and future customer demand as efficiently and effectively as possible.

“Redruth will retain its status as Pilgrim’s Europe’s bacon and gammon centre of excellence and the company will also invest in creating a new multi-million pound slow-cooked facility at the Bodmin site.

“The new slow-cooked facility will build upon existing slow-cooked operations within the business, enhancing capability and capacity. The culinary-led operation will utilise state-of-the-art processing methods and technology expertise from within the Pilgrim’s Pride global business.

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