VION Hall’s Update Statement

Alasdair Cox, director of corporate affairs at VION UK, said:

“Since the initial announcement about the possible closure of the Hall’s site was made our focus has been on implementing the consultation process via a series of meetings with our employees and their union representatives.

“These weekly meetings have been useful in allowing the company to explain the rationale behind the announcement and to enable discussion of the potential impact on our staff and any possible alternatives to closure of the plant.

“Weekly updates are being issued to all employees, a process which will continue as the consultation progresses.

“We have also maintained regular contact with the Scottish Government and today’s meeting of the task force team has provided the opportunity for further discussion with senior politicians as well as representatives of Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Quality Meat Scotland and others relevant agencies.

“Given that we are still at an early stage of the consultation process it would be inappropriate to comment further on progress at this time.”

 

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Issued by The BIG Partnership on behalf of VION UK

For further information contact Alex Barr, The BIG Partnership on 07962 135467

 

Notes to editors:

VION Food Group Ltd, the UK arm of VION N.V., produces and processes high quality beef, lamb, pork, bacon and chicken as well as a wide range of convenience products such as sausages, cooked meats and added value cooked chicken. The UK operation has extensive facilities across the UK from farms and hatcheries to primary production, processing and packing, and supplies products according to customer and market demands. The business is primarily focused on the UK retail market but also includes important foodservice and wholesale clients within its portfolio.