– Paddy McNaught, Unite Wales officer
This is clearly a sad day for our members at Welsh Country Foods, Gaerwen and a sad day for the community as a whole in Anglesey.
We know that there was business interest in the site and were optimistic that a buyer could be found. We are very disappointed in the manner in which Vion UK has simply let this slip away - along with hundreds of jobs.
The union that represents workers at a lamb processing plant on Anglesey says that it is disappointed that a deal to save 310 jobs there has 'fallen through.'
In a statement, Unite said that the Gaerwen site will now close on Friday with only a "skeleton security and maintenance crew remaining."