The general management of the Danone group has confirmed that it is suspending its plan to close the Györi Keksz factory in Györ Hungary. The company has agreed to enter into discussions on the future of the plant with the trade union representing plant workers and the national federation of foodworkers' unions EDOSZ. The closure would have resulted in the suppression of 657 jobs by 2003. Danone acquired the plant relatively recently (in November 2000) as part of its acquisition of United Biscuits factories in a number of countries.