Mushroom plant to close
A MUSHROOM farm in the North-West is set to close in 10 days, leaving 56 workers looking for jobs.
The Costa Group said its Spreyton mushroom facility used outdated technology and would be closed after a challenging year for the company.
Costa Group corporate affairs manager Michael Toby said the 45-year-old farm, which produces about 19 tonnes of mushrooms each week, would close on November 8.
“We have been looking at the viability of our sites and Spreyton is quite an old farm and uses outdated growing technology,” Mr Toby said.
Costa has substantial berry plantings near Penguin and in East Devonport and Mr Toby said displaced mushroom workers would be offered work in the berry sector.