The sandwich firm at the center of the listeria outbreak which killed six people has gone into liquidation.
More than 125 people will lose their jobs at The Good Food Chain following the announcement.
The Good Food Chain voluntarily ceased the production of sandwiches in June.
Now though they admit the business is no longer financially viable – and comes just days after being given the all-clear to resume production.
Owner and founder Martyn Corfield, said: “I was absolutely devastated to hear that people had died after contracting listeriosis and have been thinking constantly about all those affected and their families over the last few weeks.
“I feel desperately sorry for our brilliant and hardworking staff who, through no fault of their own, now find themselves out of work. I would like to thank them for everything they have done for the Good Food Chain, and particularly for their loyalty and patience over the last few weeks.”
Six people have died as a result of eating sandwiches containing listeria. The sandwiches were produced by The Good Food Chain containing meat supplied by the North Country Quality Foods and North Country Cooked Meats.
Both companies immediately volunteered to suspend production whilst food standard agencies launched an investigation into the listeria outbreak.