CK Foods has put plans for a cheese production centre on hold as it opens a poultry processing plant in Bradford, UK.
The company received a grant for more than £800k from the Leeds City Region fund to fit out its factory at the Food Technology Park.
It has also submitted a planning application to Bradford Council for the refrigeration and external plant machinery at the building.
CK Foods provides pizza products to wholesalers and fast food outlets throughout the UK and Ireland and hopes to employ 50 staff when the factory opens in the coming months.
“It will be poultry processing, and there are going to be about 50 jobs. It will be the first facility we have outside of Hull,” Omar Bhamji, MD, CK Foods, told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
“We chose Bradford because of the close proximity to the market and for the local skill set.”
FoodProductionDaily has contacted Bhamji for comment.