Canadian Manufacturing

French’s adds another product line to the mix at Ontario factory

The condiment maker's Ceasar Cocktail Mix will be made in Leamington, Ont. with 100 per cent Canadian tomatoes; French's ketchup, bottled in Toronto, also uses Leamington tomatoes


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This story was updated on March 27

Chester, N.J—The French’s Food Co. has added another product category to their Canadian-made product line, Not Your Ordinary Caesar Cocktail Mix, which will be produced at Highbury Canco in Leamington Ont. with locally sourced tomatoes.

The 1.8 million square foot Leamington factory, just east of Windsor, specializes in packaging and logistics and employs over 500 people full-time.

Highbury Canco Corp. took over the Leamington plant, following ketchup giant Heinz’s decision to close the facility in November 2013.

French’s move to use Leamington tomatoes in its ketchup has been a significant boost to the local economy, and its new Caesar mix being produced in the town signals future growth and job security for hundreds of workers.

“We are delighted to continue our implementation of The French’s Promise in Canada” said Elliott Penner, president of French’s Food Division. “Introducing new products that have great flavor and are made with quality ingredients sourced locally is an important part of our strategic vision.”

French’s Mustard is also made with 100 per cent Canadian mustard seed grown in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the number of employees working at Highbury Canco. We originally reported the company had 250 workers in Leamington Ont., but the company now employs 500.


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