Heinz stopped ketchup production in Canada in 2014.
Rodrigo Diaz M.
It’s probably no surprise that people in Canada like ketchup or ketchup, as it is the only country that sells ketchup-flavored potato chips.
There is good news for ketchup lovers who are also trying to prioritize local shopping during this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kraft Heinz has announced that it is moving production of the iconic condiment back to Canada.
Starting in the summer of 2021, the new ketchup line will be produced by Kraft Heinz Canada’s flagship factory, Mont Royal, in Montreal.
The company expects to produce 45 million kilograms of Canada’s favorite seasoning in just the first two years.
“Kraft Heinz Canada is pleased to partner with the Government of Quebec in this investment to bring ketchup production to Canada from the United States,” said Bruno Keller, president of Kraft Heinz Canada, in a press release.
“Thanks to our partnership with Quebec and increased efficiency at our Mont Royal facility, it was possible to return this flagship product to Canada,” he continued.