The Pastry Manufacturing Company, based in Salford, which manufactured a range of baked products including pies, has been placed in liquidation.

The company, which produced frozen unbaked pies, sausage rolls, pasties, potato-topped pies and fruit pies, ceased trading on January 23 and its 100 staff have been made redundant.

The Salford site was the former head office of Fresh-bake Foods, which went into administration in June 2004. Management of The Pastry Manufacturing Company purchased the assets to form the new company.

Rob Sadler and Mike Saville of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint liquidators on January 26.

“After lengthy discussions it was agreed that the company was not financially viable and the solution was to place it in liquidation,” Mr Sadler told British Baker. “It is a great shame that financial pressures have led to this situation.”