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Jobs fear as food company sold

Dutch food producer VION has announced it is selling its UK business. The Unite union say over a thousand jobs in Wales could be at risk.

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Farmers concern over uncertainty at meat processing plants

The sale of the Dutch-owned meat processing facilities could affect farmers as well. Many are worried about the uncertainty over who might buy the business.

These sales announcements make me very nervous, especially about supplying stock to them. It knocks our confidence. If they can't sell it they'll liquidate it, and if there are debts there - should we supply products to them?

Merthyr is massive they can slaughter 4,000 lambs a day and 400 cattle. For farmers supplying it - it is massive. They need to come up with security or a warranty if we are to keep supplying them

– Edward Rees, supplier of livestock to Vion at Merthyr

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