McCormick Canada expansion brings French’s Ketchup production in-house
MCCORMICK CANADA ANNOUNCED on Monday that it has completed a multi-million-dollar expansion and retooling and is transitioning the blending, bottling and packaging of French’s Ketchup from a third-party Canadian supplier to in-house production at its Clarke Road facility, with full production ramping up this week.
Noting that Club House has been based in London for over 135 years, McCormick Canada general manager, Trevor Squires, says, “We know how much Canadians love French’s and how passionate they are when it comes to Canadian-grown, produced and packaged products. 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.”
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Bottling of the original French’s Tomato Ketchup began in February, and as full production ramps up this week additional flavours will be added, including French’s Garlic Ketchup, French’s Low-Sodium Ketchup and French’s No Sugar Added Tomato Ketchup. One hundred per cent of the tomatoes used for the production of French’s Ketchup at the facility are growing in Leamington.
To mark the expansion, McCormick Canada distributed free product bags to thousands of London residents late last week and made a $5,000 donation to the London Food Bank.