22 Feb 2010

Double corn volume being processed by Heinz Wattie

6:18 am on 22 February 2010

Heinz Wattie expects to double the amount of sweet corn put through its Hastings plant this year.

It will process 10,000 tonnes of corn in the next few weeks, at the rate of 1000 tonnes per week.

Agriculture manager Ivan Angland says the company is doubling production to meet domestic and export demand for canned corn.

He says the crop is looking very promising, with great yields, as a result of ample rainfall in Hawke's Bay this season.

The crop includes organic corn which is processed and canned separately.