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Dan Jarvis MP visits world’s biggest mince pie factory – in Barnsley!

Pictured are Dan Jarvis MP and Simon Wood

 

Staff at Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling bakery have shown Labour MP Dan Jarvis MP how to make the perfect mince pie.

The site, which employs around 1,200 people during the peak Christmas season, is expecting to make more than 180 million mince pies this year alone – the most ever! It also produces a number of other festive Mr Kipling treats, including gingerbread whirls and frosted fancies.

Whilst at the bakery, Mr Jarvis met with employees responsible for making and packing the three million mince pies made each day, as well as a number of engineering apprentices.

Mr Jarvis said: “I’m very proud to say that Barnsley is the home of the mince pie, and congratulate the team at Premier Foods for their record breaking year.”

Simon Wood, factory general manager, said: “It was a pleasure to give Mr Jarvis a behind the scenes tour of how we bake the perfect mince pie. And we were particularly delighted to find out that they’re one of his favourite Christmas treats!”

 

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