Forty-six jobs are at risk at Spalding Bakery after the business revealed plans to shake up its shift system.

The Addo Food Group-owned business, which is based in Lincolnshire, produces a range of chilled savoury pastry products. It has recently extended its output to include snacking items such as pizza pockets, mini burgers and mini pasties.

A spokesman for the business said: “This week we have announced that we are entering into a consultation process with employees at our Spalding Bakery site.

“We are proposing to restructure the current shift system in order to streamline our processes and identify essential efficiencies.

“Regrettably, there is the potential that 46 jobs could be lost. We fully recognise how hard this proposal is on affected employees and, should it be progressed, we will work closely with our employees and their representatives to look for every opportunity to minimise potential job losses.”