2 Sisters Food Group is looking at eliminating a shift and 300 jobs from its poultry plant in Llangefni, Anglesey.
The U.K.'s 2 Sisters Food group has begun consultations to reduce operations at its poultry plant in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, that had been tied to a food safety scare in 2014.
If the plant reduces its shifts from two to one, as the company is considering, as many as 300 of the facility’s 590 jobs could be eliminated.
A company spokeswoman said the decision to downsize the plant followed "a strategic review of our poultry operations." She further stated that 2 Sisters Food Group was "committed to the site" and that it was paramount that "we simplify our business to ensure that we have the right products and processes within our factories to ensure that we have the right products and processes within our factories to ensure we can sustain the high levels of quality and service our customers expect."
The plant became embroiled in a Campylobacter scare in July 2014, after The Guardian newspaper alleged it had been guilty of hygiene breaches that could heighten the risk of the further spread of Campylobacter.
Following the release of the article in The Guardian, the Food Standards Agency found no risk to public health at the plant, calling the conditions "good."
2 Sisters welcomed the positive audit, but added "We must not be complacent. We operate our business in an environment of continual improvement, and we will be carrying on with that to ensure we produce first-class British products for all our customers."