Heinz Is Bringing Ketchup Production Back To Canada From The U.S.
|The Huffington Post 17 Nov 2020 at 14:41|
The Kraft Heinz Co. announced Tuesday that most of the companys ketchup sold in Canada will be manufactured at a plant in Montreal starting next summer. The new operation line is expected to produce over 100 million pounds of ketchup for Canadians within the first two years, according to Heinz.
Thats a lot of burgers.
Bottles of Heinz ketchup for sale in a grocery store in Victoria, B.C. on Sept. 2, 2020.
Kraft Heinz Canada is pleased to partner with the Quebec Government on this investment in bringing ketchup production back to Canada from the U.S., says Kraft Heinz Canada president Bruno Keller in a news release. Through our partnership with Quebec and increased efficiencies at our Mont Royal facility, it became possible to return this iconic product back to Canada for Canadians at this time.
Its been six years since Heinzs version of the condiment has been produced on Canadian soil. The company moved production from its Leamington, Ont. plant to the U.S. in 2014. This sparked a ketchup war, when rival Frenchs started promoting its product as made with Canadian tomatoes, even purchasing tomato paste from the Leamington plant that used to process the Heinz ketchup.
Many people took to social media in ensuing years declaring their ketchup allegiance as a political statement.
When Heinz closed down their plant in Ontario we no longer buy Heinz and now buy French s or Our Compliments (Sobeys) or President s Choice (Loblaws). I have no regrets at all!