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Israel Declares That Heinz Isn't Ketchup

Instead, it is tomato seasoning

(Newser) - Heinz may mean ketchup in America, but in Israel, it's now mere "tomato seasoning." The nation's health ministry has decreed that Heinz's version doesn't have enough "tomato solids" to qualify as ketchup and has downgraded it accordingly, reports the Times of Israel . The... More »

Heinz Contest Leads Customer to Porn Site

Company let domain expire after promotion expired

(Newser) - Heinz has just learned an embarrassing marketing lesson. A customer in Germany scanned the QR code on a bottle to take part in the company's design-your-own-label contest, reports the Local . Except the website that came up wasn't for the contest, it was for a hard-core porn site. The... More »

Heinz, Kraft to Become Food Giant

Merger will make them continent's No. 3 food and beverage company

(Newser) - News that might interest those whose favorite pantry staples are ketchup and mac and cheese: Kraft Foods Group Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. have announced they will merge in a deal that will create the Kraft Heinz Co.—the third largest food and beverage company on the continent... More »

Heinz Pioneers Sriracha Ketchup

Spicy blend to be rolled out this month

(Newser) - Heinz ketchup mixed with sriracha sauce is now a real product, not just the preserve of people experimenting at home. The company says it plans to release the Asian-style hot sauce mix this month, reports CNN . In a press release , Heinz says fans clamored for the new flavor, which is... More »

Tomatoes as Car Parts? Heinz, Ford Team Up

Idea is to recycle skins, stems into plastic

(Newser) - Two statements you wouldn't think would be connected: 1) Heinz ends up with a lot of extra tomato parts after making ketchup. 2) Ford Motor Co. needs a lot of material for car parts. The two companies announced today that they're teaming up to try to turn all... More »

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Heinz Ketchup

Although most Americans couldn't get the brand at the fast-food chain anyway

(Newser) - Heinz brought in a former CEO of Burger King to run the ship a few months ago—and now McDonald's has severed ties with the ketchup company after 40 years, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . That means nobody eating at McDonald's will be slathering their fries with a Heinz... More »

Buffett and Co. to Buy Heinz

In largest deal in food industry history

(Newser) - An investment group including Warren Buffett has agreed to buy HJ Heinz Co., in what the company says will be the largest deal in food industry history. Shareholders will get $72.50 in cash for each common share, a 20% premium on yesterday's closing price, meaning the deal values... More »

New Cancer Fighter: Cooked Tomatoes

Heinz-backed research highlights lycopene

(Newser) - Good news, but only if you like tomatoes: The chemical that makes them red helps fight prostate cancer, a study suggests. In a lab, lycopene was shown to stop cancer cells from attaching to a blood supply. The process can delay the cells' growth, and even kill them, the Telegraph ... More »

Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets

New, larger design lets diners dip, squeeze

(Newser) - America's go-to to-go condiment just got a makeover: After weathering complaints about its ketchup packet for 40 years—too small, too messy, too tough to open—Heinz has unveiled a new design that has a cup-like base for dipping. A tear-off end still allows for squeezing, and it hold three... More »

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