A Welsh Government spokesperson described the Welsh Country Foods announcement as "very disappointing" and said the company had been offered support to develop the site.
– A Welsh Government spokesperson
The offer of support remains on the table and may be extended to any potential new owner.
The Welsh Government will be discussing this development with the chairman of VION UK Ltd early next week and will also engage with the site’s key customer to ensure that there is a clear understanding that Welsh Country Foods has the full support of the Welsh Government.
This announcement comes at a time when the company is determining its future direction in light of the decision by its parent company to sell all UK asset.