June 2: Highlight of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year, the Heinz canning plant in the UK was visited last week by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Heinz canmaking and canned food factory, at Kitt Green near Wigan in Lancashire, makes more than 1 billion cans a year and every day processes 1.5 million cans of Heinz Beanz. It is the largest food processing plant in Europe and the largest of Heinz’s factories around the world.

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