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Loblaws stops selling French’s ketchup made with Canadian tomatoes

French's rescued a Leamington, Ont. plant after ketchup competitor Heinz shuttered the facility

March 15, 2016  by Canadian Staff

TORONTO and LEAMINGTON, Ont.—CBC News is reporting that massive grocery chain Loblaws has yanked French’s ketchup from its shelves.

French’s uses tomato paste from a plant in Leamington, Ont. to make the condiment. It rescued the plant after ketchup competitor Heinz decided to shutter the facility and layoff all of its 800 workers.

Recently, Ontario MPP Taras Natyshak petitioned for Queen’s Park to start serving French’s brand instead of Heinz because French’s uses the Leamington tomatoes.

Read the CBC report here


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