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

Egypt Brokers Ceasefire in Gaza as 31 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes

Zeina Hanafy7 August 2022

New Saudi Egyptian Investment Company to Attract $10 Billion Investments

Egyptian Streets6 August 2022

Israel Launches Airstrikes, Killing 10 and Injuring 75 Palestinians

Egyptian Streets6 August 2022

US Kills Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in Drone Strike

Zeina Hanafy2 August 2022

Hamdy Abdelwahab Becomes First-Ever Egyptian to win UFC

Marina Makary1 August 2022

Egypt Submits Formal Rejection of Ethiopia’s Dam Filling to UN

Salma Hamed30 July 2022

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Denies Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah’s Mistreatment in Prison

Farah Rafik30 July 2022

Indian Company to Build $8 Billion Green Hydrogen Factory in Egypt

Egyptian Streets29 July 2022