Moy Park Ltd. has begun a consultation to move jobs from its Wisbech, England, factory to its Grantham, England, site "to make the business more competitive," the European food and poultry meat company says.

The Wisbech factory makes poultry products and cooked, sliced meats.

In the future, the plant could focus on only producing cooked, sliced meats, substantially reducing the workforce, but keeping the factory open. As many as 300 jobs at the poultry plant could be eliminated.


A spokesperson from the firm said all those affected by job losses will be offered transfers to other Moy Park sites, BBC News reported.

Northern Ireland-based Moy Park has owned the Wisbech plant for about 10 years. It employs about 10,000 people across 13 sites in Northern Ireland, England and France.

The company said it had not set a deadline for when its consultation over the future of the Wisbech factory would end.