Nestle says its “premature” to comment on future of County Limerick plant

David Hurley

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David Hurley

FOOD giant Nestle says it’s too early to comment on the future of its newly acquired infant formula plant in Askeaton, County Limerick.

FOOD giant Nestle says it’s too early to comment on the future of its newly acquired infant formula plant in Askeaton, County Limerick.

The Swiss-based company has completed the €9 billion purchase of Pfizer Nutrition, which includes the plant in Askeaton.

However, the deal is subject to regulatory and competition approval and management at Nestle say it would be premature to discuss any further plans for any of their plants until approval for the acquisition is granted.

Around 600 people are currently employed at the Askeaton plant, which exports infant formula to 65 countries across the globe.

Products produced at the facility, which opened in 1974, include SMA infant formula and Promil Progress.

For a full report see this weekend’s Limerick Leader, print edition