British Turkey grower Bernard Matthews has seen an
improvement in sales. Due to a bird flu outbreak he had to lay off about 270
workers and now is taking on 32 employees, it has been
The poultry giant said the number could rise to more
than 100 in the coming weeks when sales further improve.
Matthews turkey farm was infected
with bird flu on 3 February 2007. Some 2,600 turkeys died and a further 159,000
birds had to be destroyed. Restrictions on the movement of poultry in the area
were lifted in March.
A spokesman for the firm said: "Bernard Matthews is
dedicated to doing everything possible to restore consumer confidence further
and re-engage all laid-off employees as quickly as possible."
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