'Many' workers have expressed an interest in voluntary redundancies at Cadbury's Bournville plant, as part of plans to secure manufacturing at the site for the next 25 years.
Tony Bilsborough, from Mondelez International which owns Cadbury, told ITV News: "From the beginning we were very clear that to secure this £75m investment in Bournville, and therefore the next generation of manufacturing here, that this site would need to become more cost competitive.
"Both sides agreed that this would mean fewer people working here in Bournville in the future but our preference was always to secure that through voluntary redundancies if at all possible.
"We've had consultations with the workforce and many have expressed an interest in voluntary redundancy."
The Unite union has confirmed that 205 workers at Cadbury in Birmingham will be made redundant.
The redundancies are part of plans by Cadbury's owner, Mondelez International, to modernise the plant in Bournville, as our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports:
More than 200 jobs are to go at Cadbury in a move the company says will safeguard production at Bournville for the next 25 years, according to reports.
It will see long serving members of staff receiving payoffs of more than £100,000.
Cadbury say none of the job losses will be compulsory.
Cadbury says its plant in Birmingham has to "change the way it works" following reports hundreds of jobs will be cut.
The union, Unite, claims hundreds of jobs will go at the plant in Bournville.
It follows plans by the owner, Mondelez International, to spend £75m replacing machinery at the factory to increase productivity.
Birmingham-based Cadbury is to cut hundreds of jobs at its plant in Bournville, the union Unite claims.
It comes following plans by the plant's owner Mondelez International to spend £75m replacing machinery at the factory to increase productivity.
Unite's West Midlands regional secretary, Gerard Coyne, has welcomed the investment but admits there will be job losses.
Cadbury has recalled two chocolate products in Malaysia after they were found to contain traces of pork DNA.
The traces were found during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the Ministry of Health, which on Saturday said two of three samples of the company's products contained pork traces.
The two products, Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond, were available in stores throughout the country.
Cadbury Malaysia, like most food makers in the country where Muslims make up more than 60 percent of the population, has all of its products certified halal to conform with Islam's dietary restrictions, one of which is a prohibition on pork.
The company said it was undertaking a full review of its supply chain to ensure halal standards, according to the report, and the Malaysian government said it will conduct inspection of all Cadbury Malaysia's products.
Cadbury Malaysia was not immediately available to comment.
Birmingham-based chocolate maker Cadbury is investigating claims a wasp was found in one of its chocolate bars, according to reports.
It follows somebody tweeting the company a picture of what appears to look like a chocolate bar with an insect embedded in the side of it.
According to the Metro, Cadbury responded telling the twitter user it was taking the matter seriously.
Chocolate giants Nestlé and Cadbury have clashed over the shape of Kit Kat bars.
Nestlé have gone to court to try and trademark the three-dimensional shape of a Kit Kat finger, but Cadbury, based in Birmingham, is objecting.
Mr Justice Arnold is currently waiting on a decision from a European court relating to the dispute. He said:
"Certain aspects of the relevant law remain unclear.
"I have decided it is necessary to seek clarification of the law from the Court of Justice of the European Union in order to determine the (dispute)."
This is not the first time the rival companies have had legal disputes. Nestlé successfully overturned a courts decision to allow Cadbury to trademark the colour purple used in its famous 'Dairy Milk' chocolate bars.