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McCain Foods has committed to investing £100 million in its production site in North Yorkshire, helping to meet ‘increased demand for its products’.
The initial proposals – reported by the Yorkshire Post – include equipment upgrades, new odour reduction technology and ‘extensive landscape’ of the surrounding land.
“Part of the investment will see the installation of an anaerobic digester, technology which breaks down waste products to release gases which can in turn be used to generate energy,” the newspaper reported.
The site is one of five owned by McCain in the UK, with a further 13 spread across Europe. The company is best known as a producer of frozen fries.
The site is one of five owned by McCain in the UK. © Google
A spokesperson for the Canadian company said that the commitment was ‘a really big investment’, which would safeguard its operations in Scarborough and protect jobs for many years to come.
McCain Foods corporate affairs director Bill Bartlett said: “This is a significant investment for McCain, and one that will allow us to meet the ongoing increased demand for our products, address long-term capacity and capability opportunities and deliver the latest technology and broader environmental benefits.
“This proposal certainly secures our operations in Scarborough and continued employment in the area for decades to come.”
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