Nestle is cutting around 380 jobs in Germany with the closure of two facilities and staff reduction at two other locations.

The decision comes in response to falling demand and as part of Nestle’s plans to shift production to other facilities.

A laboratory in Weiding will be closed, which will see 85 jobs being cut. A further 106 jobs will be reduced at a baby nutrition facility in Biessenhofen of Bavaria, as well as 95 jobs at its Maggi plant in Luedinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, reported Reuters.

The company also plans to shut down the facility in Ludwigsburg, where it manufactures coffee-substitute drink Caro and roasted cereals. Nestle employs around 100 people at this facility.

The latest announcement was made following an agreement with German unions on the severance packages offered to employees who stand at risk of losing their jobs.

“The decision comes in response to falling demand and as part of Nestle’s plans to shift production to other facilities.”

Nestle stated: “This gives us a reliable framework with which to set up our industrial structures in a very dynamic and rapidly changing environment.”

Nestle employs over 330,000 people across its global operations.

Earlier this month, Nestle recalled a batch of its infant formula in Germany due to the presence of minerals that could make children sick.

These products were among the Alfamino 400g tins, under the batch number 80250346GA.

In September, the global food company announced that it was set to implement a satellite-based service for monitoring its palm oil supply chains worldwide.

Called Starling, the service is a global verification system that uses a combination of high-resolution radar and optical satellite imagery to provide unbiased year-round monitoring of land cover changes and forest cover disturbances.