First bottle of Heinz ketchup produced for Canada rolls off the new line at Mont Royal plant
By CNW Group Ltd.General
TORONTO, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ – Kraft Heinz Canada announced today that its first bottle of Heinz Ketchup produced at the company’s flagship Mont Royal factory in Montreal, Que. rolled off the new production line this month.
“Heinz Ketchup is the market leader and the favourite of millions of Canadians,” says Bruno Keller, President, Kraft Heinz Canada. “We are pleased to be investing in our people and our plant to return this iconic product back to Canada. While we already produce more than $2 billion worth of food here in Canada every year, this is part of our long-term strategy of having even more produced right here in Canada.”
Heinz Ketchup from Mont Royal will also carry the Aliments du Québec (ADQ) certification, which promotes foods produced by the province’s agri-food sector.
The new ketchup line at Mont Royal was constructed over the past several months and is expected to produce over 100 million pounds of Heinz Ketchup for Canadian consumers in the first two years as production ramps up.
The project is a joint investment between Kraft Heinz Canada and the Government of Quebec’s business expansion program. The project will create 30 new jobs and help maintain approximately 750 more at the Mont Royal facility.
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