More than 400 jobs at two food plants in the Keighley area remained under threat this week after one of the district's biggest food manufacturers went into administration.

Chicken products manufacturer Bront Foods, with premises in Cullingworth and Haworth, called in the receivers last Friday after struggling to compete with cheaper foreign competition.

Administrators Ernst & Young have advertised the £27 million turnover family-owned business for sale.

A spokesman said last week: "We have already received a high level of interest from a number of parties and launched an intensive marketing exercise with a view to achieving a going concern sale of the business and preserving as many jobs as possible."

This week there was no change in the company's position and workers, who met with bosses last Friday afternoon, were still at work.

There are 158 employees at the Cullingworth site and 245 in Haworth, with a further 28 working at a distribution centre near the M606 in Bradford.