Ketchup is the most popular condiment on earth. Almost every cafe and diner in the US has a bottle of ketchup on each table. Out of all the ketchup brands out there, Heinz is by far the most popular. In this article, I’ll be finding out who makes Heinz ketchup and where it’s made.
Who Makes Heinz Ketchup?
The Heinz Company is a brand of the Kraft Heinz Company. The Kraft Heinz Company is a multinational food conglomerate that was created in 2015. It was born thanks to two companies merging to form a massive international business. The company was formed thanks to the merging of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company.
So, it is the Kraft Heinz Company that is responsible for making Heinz Ketchup. I got this information from numerous trustworthy websites, including the Britannica website, so you know it’s information that can be trusted.
Where is Heinz Ketchup Made?
The answer to this question depends on where you live. With Heinz being such a large company, it operates manufacturing facilities in countries all over the world.
Where is American Sold Heinz Ketchup Made?
According to a post on NPR.Org, Kraft Heinz sells about 70% of America’s ketchup. It is made in two facilities in the US. One facility is in Fremont, Ohio, and the other is in Muscatine, Iowa.
The same information is also on the Heinz Wiki page, so NPR’s post is backed up by Wikipedia, and also a handful of other sources.
Where is Canadian Sold Heinz Ketchup Made?
For a while, Heinz stopped manufacturing ketchup in Canada and instead imported it from the US. But as of 2021, Heinz opened up a facility in Montreal. It is at this location that most of Canada’s Heinz ketchup is produced.
Also, if you aren’t sure which bottles are made in Canada, then you can always check the label.
Where is European Sold Heinz Ketchup Made?
According to an article posted on Wigan Today in 2021, a facility in Wigan was set to become Europe’s flagship factory.
However, this isn’t the only facility that supplies Heinz ketchup to people in Europe. Heinz operates other facilities in the UK as well as in Spain and Poland. However, most of its ketchup sold in Europe is made in the UK.
Where is Australian Sold Heinz Ketchup Made?
According to Kraft Heinz’s career page for its Australian website, the company operates facilities in Northgate, Seven Hills & Wagga Wagga, and Echuca.
According to the popular site Australian Food Timeline, Heinz manufactures its ketchup across 4 facilities in Australia.
Where is Chinese Sold Heinz Ketchup Made?
With China being such an enormous manufacturing hub, it will come as no surprise to learn that it has a lot of manufacturing facilities for Heinz’s various product lines.
According to MichaelPage.com, Heinz operates 12 facilities throughout China. It is at its Chinese facilities that its ketchup destined for Chinese consumption is made.
History of Heinz Ketchup
Heinz has a long and rich history. It was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz. The initial focus of Heinz was horseradish, but it didn’t take long for the company to begin expanding into producing vinegar and various sauces.
By 1876 Heinz introduced its first line of tomato-based ketchup. Heinz’s thick tomato sauce became an instant hit with customers everywhere. It wasn’t long after this that the brand really launched into an international giant.
The 1890s was a very important decade for the Heinz company. It was the decade that it designed its now iconic octagonal glass bottle. It was also during this decade that its slogan ‘57 Varieties’ was put onto the front of each bottle.
By the mid-20th century, Heinz had expanded to countries all around the world. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Heinz ketchup is the most popular condiment on earth.
Today, the company offers a wide range of ketchup, from low-sugar versions and organic ketchups to the good old original tomato ketchup.