Allen Family Foods
Poultry company Allen Family Foods is in the bankruptcy process and will auction off its assets, probably in July, with the fate of its Eastern Shore employees and farmers up in the air. (Baltimore Sun photo by Jed Kirschbaum /June 23, 2011)
Poultry company Allen Family Foods has laid off 28 employees at its Talbot County processing plant, the local economic development director said Monday.
The layoffs in Cordova — near Easton
— came Friday, said Paige Bethke, head of the county's economic development office. The company employed about 450 people there before the cuts.
The Seaford, Del.-based Allen filed for bankruptcy protection in June and is awaiting an auction date to sell almost all its assets. The company blamed economic challenges, including a rapid increase in feed costs. Bethke said Monday that the layoffs were related to business conditions rather than the bankruptcy process.
The company could not immediately be reached for comment.
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