More than 100 jobs at risk at East Yorkshire salad grower

Hedon Salads factory
Image caption The company grows vegetables for supermarkets in greenhouses at East Yorkshire

More than 100 jobs are at risk after an East Yorkshire salad grower said it had gone into administration.

Hedon Salads grows vegetables in greenhouses for national supermarket chains.

The company is reported to be one of the largest UK producers of aubergines and has 24 ha (60 acres) of land at sites in Burstwick and Newport.

When contacted by the BBC, the company confirmed it had entered administration but made no other comment.

Roy Hunt, chairman of Newport Parish Council, said: "I'm desperately disappointed for all the people who work there, particularly at this time just before Christmas.

Mr Hunt said if the firm closed for good it would be a blow to workers as there was "not a lot of employment in the area."

"I just hope for the future that they will either be able to survive this and perhaps somebody can buy them out and continue the business, or perhaps another company can take over the site," he said.

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