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Around 70 workers at a Teesside food factory are to lose their jobs - just months after they thought their futures had been made secure.
Irish firm Kerry Kerry, county (1991 pop. 121,894), 1,815 sq mi (4,701 sq km), SW Republic of Ireland. The county town is Tralee. Kerry consists of a series of mountainous peninsulas that extend into the Atlantic. Foods bought Hibernia Foods' ready meals business in December, including a factory in Hartlepool.
The company said a review of its business had been carried out, with 70 posts set to go from Hartlepool by the beginning of next month.
The news comes just weeks after another former Hibernia factory on Teesside said it was having to cut jobs.
Last month Country Style Foods axed 69 posts at its Stockton plant after taking over the former Hibernia site in January.
A Kerry Foods spokesman said: "We want to grow and develop this business, but we have to do that on a firm footing. We need to have good foundations - so we have carried out restructuring restructuring - The transformation from one representation form to another at the same relative abstraction level, while preserving the subject system's external behaviour (functionality and semantics). to ensure the future viability of the plant."
He said staff affected by the decision were being given the chance to take up "significant" job opportunities at the company's site in Durham.
He said around 180 were still employed at the Hartlepool site.
Alan Milne, regional officer with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers union The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1847 in Manchester, it is a trade-based union of workers in the food industry. External links
He said the business was suffering from the increasingly low prices demanded from supermarkets.
"Hibernia was not making a profit and was producing products below cost price," he added. "No company can continue to do that."
But Mr Milne said Kerry Foods had been positive about the future of the Hartlepool site.
"They have given us a strong commitment about the future of the site and eventually hope to employ more people."
Last month Country Style Foods bosses also gave their commitment to a long term future on Teesside.
Tony Wood, chairman of the 150-year-old family firm, said: "We haven't just bought the business to make quick buck Buck
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The Stockton plant makes supermarket own-label frozen desserts and also has the licence to produce Sara Lee branded frozen dessert products.
Hibernia Foods went into administration last October.