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The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale has said he will 'fight vociferously for every single job' at the Heinz Factory in Kendal.
45 production and management jobs are to go and the company is switching some manufacturing to New Zealand.
Ryan Dollard reports.
The future of the 45 staff at the Heinz production factory in Kendal are due to be discussed next week.
Management will meet with the Unite union to discuss the plans to shed 45 of the factory's 175 jobs as it moves production of infant milk for the Asian market to New Zealand.
Talks about possible job losses at the Heinz food production factory in Kendal are due to take place.
Management will meet with the Unite union to discuss plans to shed 45 of the factory's 175 jobs as it moves production of infant milk for the Asian market to New Zealand.
The company says production will continue in Kendal for European consumers.
Heinz have blamed an "inefficient" supply chain to its markets in the Far East for the loss of 45 jobs at its factory in Kendal.
The company said that it was not cost efficient to produce baby milk products in Cumbria for export to Asia.
Instead, it says the factory in Mint Bridge Road will be making infant milks products for the European market and infant cereals and nutrition products for the UK.
It will use facilities in New Zealand to produce milk for the Far East.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has asked for a meeting with managers and the local council over the loss of 45 jobs at the Kendal Heinz baby food factory.
The facility, which employs 170 staff, is losing some of its production of milk products to New Zealand.