Heinz baked beans could be rationed in Britain as workers threaten strikes over pay.
Workers from the firm’s plant in Wigan, Lancashire, packed into a mass meeting last Saturday and called for their Unite union to begin a ballot for strikes.
They are angry at a below-inflation pay offer for this year and a capped rise of 3 percent for next year.
Around 1,200 workers work at the site.
Heinz announced that its operating income grew by 9.9 percent this year—to nearly £255 million.