Over 450 jobs at risk at Tulip meat plant

More than 450 jobs are at risk at a site belonging to one of the UK’s largest meat processing companies.

Tulip Ltd’s Boston plant supplies Marks & Spencer, but the meat firm said it had been unsuccessful in securing a new deal with the High Street giant.

It said the site, which employs 464 people, would close in August if new customers could not be found.

In response, M&S said it would do all it could to offer support to those affected by the decision.

A spokesperson for Tulip Ltd, which employs about 7,000 people across 17 sites nationwide, said: “We have been notified of a decision in respect of a tender process with a key customer.


full story – BBC


Poland to employ more inspectors to prevent suspect meat exports

Polish authorities will install cameras in slaughterhouses and employ more health inspectors to prevent exports of contaminated beef to other EU countries, chief veterinarian Pawel Niemczuk said on Thursday, after a TV report showed sick cows being taken for slaughter.

“Video surveillance will be available 24 hours a day, but there should be someone with medical and veterinary knowledge that would (be able to) come and assess if the animals are unloaded in line with regulations,” Niemczuk said.

Poland, which exports most of the meat it produces, will spend 120 million zlotys ($32.3 million) in the next three years to implement these changes, Polish National Veterinary Chamber spokesmen told reporters.

full story – Reuters

Alicja Ptak