Offers come in to run meat plant

DEFA hopes new operator will be in place by the end of the year

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says a number of formal bids have been submitted by firms to run the Island's meat plant.

It follows a tender process by the government department to identify a new private operator of the facility.

The site currently requires a government subvention in excess of £1.3million and there have been fears the plant could close.

In a statement, DEFA announced there are several offers on the table and hopes to appoint a new operator by the end of this year.

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