Pet food factory pong will be kept tabs on by council

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Foul smells from a pet food factory in Sudbury are to be monitored by the town council following complaints.

In a letter to councillors, one resident from Parkwood Drive said the emissions from Nestlé Purina Pet Care on Chilton Industrial Estate must qualify as air pollution and were a “blot on the landscape”.

During a meeting of the council’s leisure and environment committee on Tuesday, Simon Barrett said the company was working on the problem.

“Every so often, you get a whiff, but scaffolding is up and it is doing something,” he said.

John Sayers said he had been in contact with factory bosses about the emissions, which tend to be worse in hot weather or windy conditions.

“The latest is they are looking into this quite seriously,” he said.

Councillors agreed that they would write to the company to find out what is being done to reduce the smell, and if they can be informed when work is being carried out that may heighten the odour. Calls can be made to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.