Aug 28, 2015

Heinz Ketchup

In Israel, Heinz ketchup must now be called 'tomato seasoning' because it does not have enough tomato in it to be called an actual ketchup product. The Health Ministry said that since Heinz does not contain at least 10% tomato solids, it can not legally be called ketchup. Heinz's local importer, Diplomat, is working with the Health Ministry to legally change the definition of ketchup from containing 10% to 6% tomato solids. In the meantime, English labels may still retain the term ketchup.