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General Mills to Close U.K. Mix and Dough Facility

By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

Jan 22, 2016

General Mills, Minneapolis, said on Jan. 18 that it has completed a review on the closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, U.K. Employee representatives and union officials made the decision to close the facility by the autumn of 2016.

The company proposed closing the Berwick facility on October 29, and the decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The company will now begin the necessary phases to close the plant. The closure will impact approximately 265 positions. General Mills said it will provide severance and transition benefits to all affected employees.

Operated by General Mills since 2001, the Berwick facility manufactures baking mixes and refrigerated and frozen dough products.