US meat processing company Tyson Foods is closing two of its case-ready meat production facilities.
The sites affected will be in Jacksonville, Florida and in Columbia, South Carolina, the company confirmed to Just Food.
Commenting in a statement, Tyson described the news as “a difficult decision”.
It said it would “make every effort” to relocate employees to different sites, adding that it would “partner with state and local officials to provide additional resources.”
“With a focus on optimising our operational footprint, we are reallocating resources to operate as efficiently as possible, while maintaining ample capacity to serve our customers.”
According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, the company filed a notice for the Florida plant yesterday (8 November), which will see it shut for good on January 8 2024, putting 219 jobs at risk.
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