Tulip, the UK processed meat subsidiary of Denmark meat giant Danish Crown, is looking to reduce its workforce at its facility in Bodmin, Cornwall.

Up to 170 of the approximately 320 employees at the site will be affected.

The company has announced that it has entered into a period of collective consultation with employees and their representatives at the facility.

“As a result of a significant fall in production volumes at the site due to loss of business, proposals are currently being considered by Tulip that could impact up to 170 roles,” it said.

The collective consultation period will be followed by individual consultations with those directly impacted. 

“We will work closely with our people at Bodmin to help to minimise the impact of today’s announcement where possible,” it said.

Despite the announcement today (13 April), Tulip said the Bodmin facility is “one of the finest food factories in the UK, with significant future potential to serve both Tulip and Danish Crown’s customers in the UK and across Europe”. 

It added: “However, immediate focus will remain on supporting colleagues directly impacted by this announcement and supporting the future of the Bodmin site.”

A Tulip spokesperson told just-food that there is no suggestion the facility will close.