Shamed: 2 Sisters is owned by millionaire Ranjit Boparan
Losses at the scandal-hit food manufacturer 2 Sisters swelled to £38million last year amid a chicken hygiene crisis.
Companies House documents for the year to July 29 revealed losses ballooned 80 per cent from £7.7million after it was hit by one-off costs of £11.2million.
Owned by millionaire Ranjit Boparan, 2 Sisters attributed the costs to restructuring which saw it close a factory in the Midlands and shut another in Scunthorpe for two weeks.
Turnover jumped to £1.1billion from £989million a year earlier.
The losses come after an undercover probe in September showed workers changing dates on food labels and reusing meat that fell on the floor.
Operations were suspended in the West Midlands after the Foods Standards Agency launched an investigation.
It found 2 Sisters guilty of regulatory failings and poor hygiene, saying CCTV footage between July 2 and August 18 last year showed evidence of ‘sporadic poor hygiene and bad practice’.
Co-founder and owner Boparan, nicknamed the Chicken King, is to step down as chief executive after 25 years.