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Albert Bartlett buys Heinz Aunt Bessie potato processing facility in Norfolk

The Heinz "Aunt Bessie" potato factory in Norfolk that was scheduled to close this April, will be sold to potato company Albert Bartlett.

Closure of the potato processing facility by the international food firm Heinz would have resulted in the loss of about 200 jobs.

Now it has been confirmed the Westwick site in North Walsham will be sold to potato processor Albert Bartlett when it shuts in April.

Heinz announced the closure in December after failing to find a buyer for the factory as a going concern.

Airdrie-based Albert Bartlett confirmed it had bought the site and said it would release a statement later.

It is not yet clear if there will still be any job losses or loss of production following the handover.

Heinz said its employees would receive a redundancy package.