Could this be the start of a trend? The company may assure us that there is no danger to the Scottish operations but who knows? The Herald reports:
Scotland's largest food company is expanding into eastern Europe to take advantage of cheaper labour costs.
The family-owned Baxters Food Group has built a factory to pickle onions in Poland, it was announced yesterday.
However, Audrey Baxter, chairwoman and chief executive of the firm, has promised the Polish operation will have no impact on the Scottish workforce.
The creation of the new 4000 square metre factory in Wolsztyn, western Poland, comes after a disastrous year for Baxters, during which annual profits fell by more than £1m.
The drop was blamed on market conditions, yet the company still managed an annual turnover of more than £100m for the first time.
Nevertheless, the cheaper labour costs in Poland have proved too attractive to ignore.
First, they came for the pickled onions. Next, will it be the beetroot? Or the onion soup?