Food giant Heinz has blamed a worldwide rise in tomato prices for putting up the price of its most famous products.
Heinz beans are sold all over the world
The company admitted on Monday that it had increased the price of baked beans and tomato ketchup in the UK.
On average, the company's products' recommended retail price has gone up by 6%.
A mystery survey by trade magazine The Grocer found a 415g can of Heinz baked
beans had gone from 34p to 38p in the branches of Sainsbury's, Tesco and
The company blames increases in the cost of raw materials, including a 30%
jump in world tomato paste prices.
The Heinz products affected are tomato ketchup, baked beans, soups, meals and
Heinz said in a statement: "There have recently been increases in the prices
of the basic raw materials Heinz needs to make its well-known products.
"World tomato paste prices have risen significantly, due to bad weather,
while prices of sugar, beans and dried pasta have also risen, again due to