As many as 150 jobs could go at Tulip sites at Boston, Lincolnshire; Kings Lynn, Norfolk; and Bodmin, Cornwall, after the company failed to win a new contract.
A 30-day consultation period has started and the jobs are expected to go next month.
Tulip, which is the UK’s largest producer of pork products, said it will try to offer affected staff alternative roles within the business.
Tulip’s group HR Director, Kirsty Wilkins, said the company was currently operating in an extremely challenging economic environment that had led to the need to announce proposed changes at three of the company’s sites as a result of a failing to secure a tender.
“We have, therefore, entered into consultation with colleagues whose roles are potentially at risk of redundancy and are working closely with them to, wherever possible, lessen the impact of this announcement.”
Tulip supplies a wide range of quality bacon, pork, sausage and cooked meats for the retail and food service sectors from its 17 UK manufacturing sites. The firm employs about 8,000 people.