Heinz factory fireThis article was originally published in Foodnews
A CLEAN-up operation is underway at a Heinz frozen food plant in Norfolk, UK after a blaze at the location on 6 May. The fire damaged the roof of a building and caused the closure of the plant, which normally operates continuously making frozen potato products for the Aunt Bessie's range, reported Eastern Daily Press. Workers last week returned to help with the clean-up at the factory, which covers 11.25 acres and has three main processing lines, for roasts, French fries and croquettes. Heinz invested more than GBP16 million (USD25.9 million) in the factory between 2006-2010 to boost productivity and efficiency savings. "The new production and packing lines that were part of the recent investment were not damaged by the fire although one of the original lines is damaged," a Heinz spokesperson told the paper.