Plant glitch brings work to a brief halt

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The processing of sheep and lamb at Alliance Group Pukeuri plant has temporarily ceased, affecting 240 workers.

The company yesterday confirmed that employees will be recalled back to Pukeuri plant once the situation is resolved.

General manager of processing Kerry Stevens yesterday said that Pukeuri plant’s certification for China was suspended by the Ministry of Primary Industries in July after a container was shipped to China containing cartons that were incorrectly labelled.

The Chinese market access regulations require a label on both the inside and the outside of the carton, however, the affected cartons were only labelled on the outside.

 

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