Rebuilding trust after horse meat scandal

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One of South Holland’s major employers has posted its financial results for 2012.

Bakkavor, which has food factories across the area, including Spalding’s West Marsh Road and Sutton Bridge, has reported strong revenue for the year, with like-for-like sales growth of 5.4 per cent for the full year.

The company has extended its market leading positions by targeted investment in capacity and innovation.

Chief executive officer Agust Gudmundsson said: “We made good progress in 2012, particularly in the last quarter which gave the business momentum going into 2013.

“Although the economic climate remains tough we are confident of our strategy and are well positioned in the chilled convenience market.

“Worries over contamination in the food chain have understadably impacted cosumer cofidence.

“Bakkavor remains committed to the highest standards of food safety and integrity and are working with customers, suppliers and the authorities on rebuilding cosumer trust.”