Starting next summer Heinz ketchup will be produced in a Mount-Royal factory in Montreal. The Heinz Ketchup will be packaged in Canada and will create approximately 30 full time jobs.
Heinz Ketchup pulled out of Canada in 2014 and caused an uproar with consumers. The public boycotted the brand and switched to French’s Ketchup which was still produced in Ontario.
The total investment in the business is a total of $17 million. The Quebec government has given a loan of $2 million which is forgivable.
The tomatoes will be purchased from the United States but the company hopes to change that and move to a Canadian supply chain.