News

‘Disgusting Video’ of Ketchup Production Called Misleading by Heinz Egypt

‘Disgusting Video’ of Ketchup Production Called Misleading by Heinz Egypt

Note: Egyptian Streets cannot independently verify the veracity of any images in this article.
Note: Egyptian Streets cannot independently verify the veracity of any images in this article.

Days after photographs and a video reportedly from inside one of Heinz Egypt’s factories leaked on social media, Heinz Egypt issued a statement condemning the “unreal picture” shown in the “edited footage.”

In a post made on social media, and written in both English and Arabic, Heinz Egypt said that the recent story concerning their tomato factory in Egypt “was completely misleading and inaccurate.”

“The edited footage shows an unreal picture and neglects the processing stages, hence gives the wrong impression,” said Heinz Egypt in a statement.

Note: Egyptian Streets cannot independently verify the veracity of any images in this article.
Note: Egyptian Streets cannot independently verify the veracity of any images in this article.

“It is important for everyone to know that we use only healthy tomatoes, all of which are processed using industry-best standards. As always, we remain 100 percent committed to the cleanliness and quality of our tomatoes and the safety of our consumers” continued the statement.

Responding to the statement, many social media users said Heinz Egypt did not go far enough to dispel their disgust. Egyptians have called on Heinz to release a full video showing how the tomatoes are processed in order to back up their claim that the footage was inaccurate.

The video in question, which the statement does not appear to deny was filmed at Heinz’ factory, shows workers dumping boxes of tomatoes into a machine located outside in the open air.

Earlier this month, a television show on El Mehwar investigated how tomatoes are processed in Egyptian factories, revealing poor, and possibly deadly, health standards. In parts of the show, it was shown how tomatoes are not checked for their quality and how many are often rotten.

Import Tariffs on 320 Goods Increased by up to 60 Percent in Egypt
Meet the Company Redefining Egypt's Health Insurance Market

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Tourists Gather to Watch Alignment of the Sun on Ramses II Statue in Aswan

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2018

Egyptian Female Wins Her Case Against a Harasser in Determination to Fight Sexual Harassment

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2018

Egypt has ‘Nothing to Hide’: Al-Sisi Comments on the $US 15 Billion Natural Gas Deal with Israel

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2018

New Zoo Established in Cairo’s International Garden in Attempt to Expand Egypt’s Green Spaces

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2018

Saudi Women to Own Businesses Without Male Consent Following a Royal Decree Allowing Women to Drive

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2018

Israel Signs $US 15 Billion Deal to Export Natural Gas to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Egyptian Court Adds Former Presidential Candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh to Terror List

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Khaled Ali Resigns from ‘Bread and Liberty’ Party After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.