US natural, specialty and snack food company Hain Celestial Group has acquired the meat-free frozen brand Linda McCartney from Heinz for an undisclosed sum.

The deal includes the Linda McCartney manufacturing facility in Fakenham.

Irwin D Simon, president and chief executive officer of Hain Celestial Group, said: "Acquiring the Linda McCartney range of vegetarian products reinforces our committment to growing in this marketplace."