David Seeckts, Head of Manufacturing Midlands at Premier Foods said the 511 jobs were going at Birmingham because the firm lost a significant bread contract for 2013 and because of general competition and the nature of the industry.
The Birmingham site opened in 1964. There are 323 production jobs and 188 in distribution.
The plan is for the closure to go ahead by the second quarter of next year.
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Another cloudy and murky night with extensive low cloud giving hill fog and some patchy light rain or drizzle.
A good deal of cloud will persist throughout the evening and overnight.
As we head towards the meteorological start of winter will the milder temperatures we have enjoyed all year stay, or go?