C&D workers to be briefed on company’s short-term future

The owners of the C&D Foods factory in Co Longford are due to outline their plans for the immediate future in a meeting with workers this afternoon.

The pet-food plant in Edgeworthstown was destroyed in a major fire last month, prompting fears that all 500 employees could lose their jobs.

More than 170 returned to work in the soft-can section of the factory earlier this week, but the future of the remaining 330 jobs is still uncertain.

Those jobs depend primarily on C&D management outsourcing production to another plant so it can retain the contracts it has with leading Irish and British supermarkets.

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