Slaughterhouse jobs to go

93 people are being made redundant at a slaughterhouse in Wiveliscombe in Somerset. Karro Food Group plans to cut slaughter operations at the site.

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Nearly 100 jobs to go at Somerset slaughterhouse

93 people are being made redundant at a slaughterhouse in Wiveliscombe in Somerset. Karro Food Group plans to cut slaughter operations at the site and is reviewing the future of the base.

At present, the firm is continuing its butchery and meat-curing operations, keeping 20 jobs. The firm, which is in consultation with staff and unions over the job losses, says the slaughterhouse is not big enough to operate profitably.