UK pork products supplier Karro Food Group has confirmed over 140 staff at its Scunthorpe site will lose their jobs.

Karro today (13 March) confirmed it had completed discussions with staff representatives over its plans to cut jobs at the plant.

"Karro Food Group can confirm that the consultation process in relation to potential redundancies has now been completed at our Scunthorpe site. Despite all efforts, it is with regret that 141 colleagues will be leaving the business," the company said.

Reports said the move was sparked by the loss of a contract to supply bacon products. Karro did not respond to a request for confirmation of the reports.

Earlier this week, Karro set out plans to invest GBP10m (US$14.7m) in production and processing at three other sites.