McVitie’s ginger nuts are to return to the shelves after production was halted three months ago by flooding at a factory in Carlisle. United Biscuits, the owner of the McVitie’s, Carr’s and Jacob’s brands, has told its retail clients, who include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda, that stocks of ginger nuts would be available from mid-March. The Carlisle-based facility is the second biggest biscuit factory in Europe, supplying the UK and other countries around the world. The factory should soon be producing 7m ginger nuts a day to meet demand. About 400 staff, contractors and suppliers are now working at the factory, about half its usual workforce.