Hereford & Worcester

Heinz plans to increase Lea and Perrins production

More jobs could be created at a Worcester factory after Heinz announced plans to increase production.

The food manufacturer said it intended to expand production of Lea and Perrins sauces by nearly a third to 12,500 tonnes by the end of 2013.

Worcestershire sauce has been made at the factory since the 19th Century.

Conservative MP for Worcester Robin Walker said it was unclear how many jobs would be created, but that it was good news for the city.

The Lea and Perrins brand was bought by American food manufacturer Heinz in 2005.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites