It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Canadians love ketchup—we’re the only country that sells ketchup-flavoured chips.
Now, there’s good news for ketchup lovers who are also trying to prioritize shopping local.
Kraft Heinz has announced it is moving the production of the iconic condiment for sale in Canada back to the great white north.
Starting in the summer of 2021, the new ketchup line will be produced by Kraft Heinz Canada’s flagship Mont Royal factory in Montreal.
The company is expecting to produce 100 million pounds of Canada’s favourite condiment in just the first two years.
“Kraft Heinz Canada is pleased to partner with the Quebec Government on this investment in bringing ketchup production back to Canada from the U.S.,” Bruno Keller, President of Kraft Heinz Canada, said in a news release.
“Through our partnership with Quebec and increased efficiencies at our Mont Royal facility, it became possible to return this iconic product back to Canada for Canadians at this time,” he continued.