A source at Parker Fine Foods confirmed that the firm, which was established in 1893, was closing down its site. However, no-one was available to comment further on the status of the company itself, and how it will impact on the 70 staff employed at the site.
Parker Fine Foods is the frozen division of W&J Parker, and according to its website, provides pork, beef and lamb steaks and portions to supermarkets nationwide.
Site contents auctioned off
The equipment at the site is being auctioned off next month by Bristol auctioneer Clarke Fussells, which stated that, due to a “reorganisation” of Parker’s parent W&J Parker, the “complete contents of a very modern and versatile food processing facility” will be available for sale by auction, with a deadline for total site clearance of December 23.
The sale bill alerts potential buyers to the potential of Parker Fine Foods’ processing facility, which is capable of producing burgers, sausages, ready meals, cooked meats, diced and sliced products”.
Equipment available includes marinating systems, multi-head weighers, packing machines, tenderisers, automatic presses and slicing equipment.
Clarke Fussells was unable to comment further on the background to the site closure or equipment sale.