UP TO 50 jobs could be axed at Holland's Pies as the production of some pastry products is transferred to the Republic of Ireland.
Holland's parent company, Northern Foods, has announced that some own-label frozen unbaked pastry products will be moved to another site in Portumna.
Customer management will remain in Baxenden but the transfer could result in the loss of up to 50 jobs at the site.
A statement from Northern Foods said that the production of Holland's famous branded pies and puddings at Baxenden will remain unaffected.
The move of the production of own-label lines out of the site would allow the company to focus on further developing its branded business.
Simon Clarke, business unit director for Holland's, said: "The proposal we are announcing supports our future growth plans for Holland's Pies. It also enables us to offer our customers a wider range of frozen, unbaked own-label products.
"We understand that today's announcement is likely to cause concern for those potentially affected and their families and we will make every effort to support those employees.
"We have already begun the consultation process with employee representatives."