McCormick Canada brings ketchup manufacturing to London


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Canada’s largest food flavoring company makes ketchup in London.

McCormick Canada previously mixed, bottled and packaged the French ketchup at a third-party facility. Now operations will take place in London, where the company is headquartered, McCormick announced on Monday.

“We know how much Canadians love the French and how passionate they are about products that are grown, produced and packaged in Canada,” said Trevor Squires, general manager of McCormicks Canada, in a press release.

McCormicks began filling ketchup at its Clarke Road facility last month – using tomatoes grown in Leamington – and full production will begin this week, the company said.

The company said it was making a multi-million dollar investment in the ketchup line, but did not disclose the amount. No information was provided as to whether the investment will create additional jobs in London.

To celebrate the announcement, residents of London households living on a designated maple leaf-shaped map received gift baskets last week, and the company also donated $ 5,000 to the London Food Bank.

McCormick Canada, a Baltimore-based subsidiary of McCormick & Co., produces a variety of condiments, prepared mixes, and other foods at its Clarke Road facility. It also operates the Billy Bee Honey packaging and distribution facility on Robin’s Hill Road.