Food giants start brown sauce war

Saturday, 13 May, 2006

A FOOD company and a supermarket chain are battling to take over the Houses of Parliament symbol on the HP brown sauce bottle.

Both firms say that as HP owners Heinz are switching production to Holland the Big Ben logo should be used on a brand made in England.

Branston said: "We'd be proud to have this label on our sauce bottle if HP is asked to remove it."

Asda added: "Producing it in Holland is like making Edam in Eastbourne. It's just not right."

MP David Ruffley is urging the Houses of Parliament to replace HP sauce in protest.