Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst subsidiary Premier International Foods is phasing out production at its HL Foods canning plant in North Walsham, Norfolk. The company said the site would close in December with the loss of 95 jobs. Production of canned meat and recipe dishes made at the site will be gradually transferred to plants at Wisbech and Long Sutton. A spokesman said the move was cost driven, as Wisbech and Long Sutton had the capacity to absorb the extra lines without incurring the sort of costs involved in running a separate facility. {{NEWS }}