The sale of Vion's poultry and red meat processing businesses in the UK to 2 Sisters Food Group was cleared by the UK authorities on June 18.

There had been concerns that the purchase might create competition issues for the supply of poultry meat in the UK; however, the Office of Fair Trading has ruled that this would not be the case.

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Vion operated 11 processing sites in the UK with approximately 6,000 employees and supplied beef and lamb as well as poultry to the retail and food service sectors. It announced plans to dispose of its UK operations in November 2012.