Premier Foods confirms bid interest for Quorn

Quorn beef style pieces
Image caption Quorn is one of the UK's best-known and best-selling vegetarian brands

Premier Foods has confirmed that it has received takeover approaches for its meat-free business, which includes its Quorn brand of products.

The company, which is the UK's largest food producer, did not name the parties that had approached it over a possible sale, nor how many.

Premier Foods added that "there can be no guarantee that such a transaction will take place".

It said it would make further announcements when "appropriate".

Quorn is one of the UK's best-known vegetarian food brands.

Premier Foods' other well-known products include Hovis bread, Mr Kipling cakes, Sharwood's curries, and Branston pickle.

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