One of the UK's largest halal meat suppliers Gafoor Poultry Products, has been sold in a pre-pack administration sale, a move that safeguards some 150 jobs.
The company’s assets were sold to a new company, Gafoor Pure Halal, which is owned by a family member who also controlled the original company.
The company is based in Preston, UK.
Recent accounts filed by Gafoor in January for the year ending October 2010 showed profits of £1.4m (€1.8m) and a turnover of more than £52.4m (€66.5m).
The poultry processor handles around 450,000 birds each week and supplies both the wholesale and retail sectors throughout the UK.