Belgian food group Vandemoortele is to close two of the sites in France that form part of its Panavi bakery business.

Panavi, which Vandemoortele acquired in 2007, confirmed the closure of two factories to just-food today (9 April).

The factories, located in Normandy and in the south-west of France, are being closed as Panavi deals with changes to regulations on the cool chain.

Some 93 staff in Normandy and 48 employees in the south-west will be affected.