UK meatpacker Hilton Food Group has confirmed reports it is looking to make redundancies in its seafood business. Hilton Seafood.

Around 80 employees across two processing plants in Grimsby in north-east England will be impacted by its decision.

In a statement sent to Just Food, Hilton, based in Cambridgeshire in eastern England, said: “As part of our plan to make sure that Hilton Seafood is fit for the future, and as we continue to adapt our business to provide a market-leading service for our customers, we are making changes to a number of roles.

“Sadly this means we have started consultations around the potential reduction of around 80 positions, but these do not involve any front line colleagues and no production operative roles are at risk.”

The company said it is supporting employees through this process and looking to redeploy people into vacant roles wherever possible.

“We have an investment programme underway across Hilton Seafood and we have further investment planned for next year,” it said.

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Hilton Seafood was created from Hilton’s acquisition of business Icelandic Food Group, which traded as Seachill, in 2017. The chilled fish processor supplies products to the UK retail sector.