A halal poultry specialist is to take over the running of 2 Sisters’ Eye slaughterhouse, it has been confirmed.
One Stop Halal, which closed a slaughterhouse in Scotland in May, will take over the plant and its employees from next month.
It has already taken over the running of 2 Sisters’ Haughley Park facility in Suffolk, which produces cooked poultry products.
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Under government regulation, staff at the plant will be transferred to the new company, retaining the existing terms of their contracts.
The transfer is set to be completed by 5 July.
A 2 Sisters spokesperson said: “Following a strategic review of our poultry processing manufacturing footprint in the UK, the business can announce that it is proposing a transfer of the operations at its site in Eye, Suffolk to another party.
“Existing employees at the site will be Tupe-transferred to this new business in due course.
“We will, of course, maintain a regular dialogue with all our colleagues to inform them of the handover process and timescales.”
The company is owned by a consortium of investors that includes 2 Sisters’ chief executive Ranjit Singh. It was formed in December 2013, having bought the recently closed plant in Letham, Scotland.