Jarlsberg cuts will hit Felleskjøpet

Tine Jarlsberg successTine Jarlsberg cheese.Photo pixabay.com

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Over 20 jobs in ‘ Felleskjøpet’ are at risk because Tine has decided to move the cheese production for the overseas market to Ireland and use European milk.

The joint venture is considering closing down its animal feed plants in Florø , Vestlandet, and Balsfjord in Troms and Finnmark. The production will be moved to other factories, NRK writes.

The cause is the loss of NOK 100 million in support for the export of the Jarlsberg cheese.

– The loss of export subsidies to Jarlsberg means that Felleskjøpet expects a decline in animal feed sales of around 50,000 tonnes. This means that we are looking at how to adapt to the market, ” says Communications Manager Thomas Skjennald in Felleeskjøpet.

In Florø, 11 permanent employees and three apprentices can lose their jobs, while eight jobs are at risk in Balsfjord. It is the board of the Joint Purchase committee that will decide the future of the two factories

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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