DFoB

Milk Link has unveiled its plans for the former Dairy Farmers of Britain creamery at Llandyrnog in North Wales.

The co-operative bought the factory from DFoB’s receivers after the business failed in June this year.

Milk Link says it has undertaken a strategic review of the management and operations at Llandyrnog, with the aim of returning the plant to profitability and giving it a long-term future. It plans to halt pre-packing at the site and absorb this activity into its dedicated packing facility at Oswestry in Shropshire.

The Llandyrnog creamery will concentrate solely on cheese production, continuing at current volumes. The changes will see the factory shed 93 jobs.

Chief executive Neil Kennedy said: “We regret the potential impact this announcement may have on those who find themselves in a potential redundancy situation. We will be consulting with those affected and their representatives to help mitigate the effect of this strategic review.”

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