The plant, which makes Coleman mustard in Norwich, for nearly 160 years, is closing down and losing its local job.
Unilever, the parent company, says the Colman’s Carrow Works factory since 1858 will be closed by the end of 2019.
Unilever is working with local farmers, by retaining mustard powder production and packaging, mustard milling process and mint processing in the region a new location, try to keep contact history of Norwich Colman.
The production of most other products believed to be liquid condiments will be transferred to the home Trent of Marmite and Bovril. The dry sauce packaging will be transferred to Germany.
Unilever’s Carrow plant has 113 employees. About 40 people will be transferred to burton, while the new plant near Norwich will create about 25 jobs.
Unilever said Britvic, the soft drinks maker owned by unilever, recently decided to close its Norwich plant and “have a serious impact” on its business. Britvic is moving production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to other UK sites and more than 240 jobs are under threat.
In the past, mustard brand sponsored by the city’s football team, was also asked to Norwich city fans in the October a hull city game, put on an old Coleman sponsored the canary (Canaries) shirt, should be retained to the Norwich (like).
The solidarity and GMB union said the news was “devastating” and urged unilever to reconsider its decision. Solidarity vowed to crack down on forced layoffs.
Rebecca Long- Bailey, the Labour shadow commerce secretary, said the government had “not done enough to stop the shutdown”.
“This is absolutely devastating news for Coleman, Norwich and east Anglia,” said the GMB regional secretary, warren Kenny.