Factory bosses to hold meeting to cut foul smells

Discussions are to be held tomorrow into methods to reduce the foul smells coming from a pet food factory in Sudbury.

Officers from the Environment Agency are to meet with bosses at Nestlé Purina Pet Care on Chilton Industrial Estate in a bid to find a solution to the unruly odour being emitted from the site.

In recent weeks, residents and workers have hit out about the stench, which can be smelled in many parts of the town.

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said the organisation had received a number of complaints about the pong.

“We have had six calls in the last week or so, which is probably a combination of publicity and regular complainants,” she said.

“We have got a meeting with the company on Friday to discuss the problem.”

People living and working near the factory have said the smell, which has been described as being similar to rotten vegetables and boiling meat, makes them feel sick.

George Buffham, from Windermere Road, said the problem had gone on for years and something needed to be done.

A spokeswoman for Nestlé Purina confirmed a meeting was scheduled for tomorrow and stressed the company’s commitment to “reducing odours to the minimum possible level”.