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Bumble Bee lays off 700 in Fiji

Canned seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has laid off 700 staff in Fiji due to an ongoing plant closure.

Bumble Bee had to close its plant in July due to import restrictions resulting from problems with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Fiji Times reports Bumble Bee as saying it expects to resume operations soon.

The closure means the company has had to buy fish ex-vessel and then pay for freight to Bangkok for other tuna processing hubs for processing, instead of being able to process in Fiji.

www.fijitimes.com

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