McCormick Canada has made a multi-million investment to expand its London, Ontario manufacturing facility to enable the transitioning of the blending, bottling, and packaging of French’s Ketchup from a third-party Canadian supplier to in-house production. Full production of the ketchup, made with 100% Canadian-grown tomatoes, began at the facility last week.
“We know how much Canadians love French’s and how passionate they are when it comes to Canadian-grown, produced, and packaged products,” says Trevor Squires, general manager at McCormick Canada. “We are proud to further our investment in the London area by expanding our bottling capabilities as we continue to deliver our delicious Canadian ketchup to families across the country.”
To celebrate the expansion, residents of London who live along a designated maple-leaf-shaped map received a gift of local favorites on their doorstep from French’s and Club House, another McCormick brand. Also, a $5,000 donation was made to the London Food Bank. As an extension of the company’s My Home is Canada campaign, the brands are honoring their hometown and local community.
“This London-based maple leaf map represents national and local pride,” says Squires. “It's a 27-kilometer route that encompasses the heart of London and our McCormick facilities, where we produce a range of beloved cooking and baking flavors relied on by Canadians every day. In addition to honoring our past in London, we’re excited to also announce McCormick Canada’s further investment in the community.”
A subsidiary of Baltimore-based McCormick & Co., McCormick Canada produces a variety of spices, prepared mixes and other food products.
The Processing Zone Returns to PACK EXPO
As a direct response to industry demands, The Processing Zone is returning to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29, 2021, Las Vegas Convention Center). The show will showcase front-of-line solutions from food processing/systems, food safety, engineering, design and construction services and more, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. It will also offer targeted education via its processing-dedicated Innovation Stage.
Attendee registration opens in May. In the meantime, visit packexpolasvegas.com for more information.
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