McCormick Canada Announces Multi-Million Dollar Expansion at London Manufacturing Plant

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celebrates more than 135 years in London

LONDON, ON, March 29, 2021 / CNW / – McCormick Canada announces that it is deepening its local roots by shifting the blending, bottling and packaging of French’s Ketchup from a third-party Canadian supplier to in-house production in London, with production ramping up this week. The Club House is based in London for over 135 years and now French’s Ketchup, made with 100 percent tomatoes grown in Canada, is made in London.

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“We know how much Canadians love French and how passionate they are about products grown, made and packaged in Canada,” continued Squires. “We are proud to continue our investment in the London region by expanding our bottling capabilities as we continue to deliver our delicious Canadian ketchup to families across the country. “

To celebrate this expansion, last week residents of London who live along a designated maple leaf-shaped map were surprised by a gift from local favorites on their doorstep from Club House® and French’s®. Also a $ 5,000 donation was made to the London Food Bank. As an extension of My Home, the company is Canada campaign, which celebrates what makes this country so special, brands honor their hometown and local community.

“This LondonThe maple leaf map represents national and local pride, ”said Trevor Squires, Managing Director at McCormick Canada. “It’s a 27-kilometer route that encompasses the heart of London and our McCormick facility, where we produce a range of cooking and baking flavors that Canadians love every day. In addition to honoring our past by London, we are excited to also announce McCormick Canada’s additional investment in the community. “

Ketch-Up with French’s:

  • The bottling of tomato ketchup of French origin began in February 2021

  • 100 percent of the tomatoes used for French ketchup are grown in Leamington, Ontario

  • French’s Ketchup will continue to be offered in four varieties:

McCormick from Canada Commitment to Community of London:

With its head office and production facilities located at London, the McCormick Canada family is committed to helping their neighbors and supporting local initiatives. Living that promise, Squires currently serves as the fundraising chair for the Elgin Middlesex United Way, with the goal of increasing $ 7.5 million for critical issues such as food security, mental health, and helping individuals and families in need through like-minded, charity-focused United Way partner agencies.

As part of its long-term partnership with the London Food Bank and the Food Banks of Canada, McCormick Canada is committed $ 3.5 million to help prevent hunger in Canadian communities.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Club House has partnered with five organizations to create the London-Middlesex Restaurant Support Fund, starting it with a $ 30,000 contribution. This fund provided financial grants to 27 restaurants in the region in need of financial assistance – 21 in London and 6 in surrounding Middlesex County. In addition, French’s, Club House and Frank’s RedHot donated $ 40,000 the Canada Takeout program to further support local restaurants during the pandemic.

My house is Canada:

The London the celebration is part of My Home is Canada initiative, which in partnership with Scott Me, one of from Canada Most decorated Olympic ice dance champions (born and raised in Ilderton), was intended to remind Canadians of the beauty of everyday moments and the love for this great country.

After encouraging everyone from coast to coast to share images on social media using #MyHomeIsCanada, the images resulted in a digital and in person light show, now lives downtown Toronto up to April 4 the evening of 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Blue Jays Road and Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3E4).

To learn more about My home is Canada, visit MyHomeisCanada.ca Where ChezMoiCestleCanada.ca. While you’re at it, explore the London maple leaf road and enjoy a digital light show of images shared by other Canadians celebrating diversity, family, heritage, scenery and food.

Photos and videos of French’s Ketchup production at McCormick Canada facilities in London are available for Download here. My house is Canada and London the pictures of gift bags are available here.

About the Club House®

Club House dates back to 1883, where it first operated in London, Ontario, and it’s today from Canada leading flavor brand. For over 135 years, Club House has been bringing flavor to Canadian meals – with spices, herbs, seasoning blends, extracts, food colors, sauce blends and other tasty products available at outlets. retail and catering businesses.

About French’s®

French’s was first introduced to the hot dog – and to the public – at the 1904 World’s Fair. It was love at first sight. Over the years, French’s has become a Canadian staple, from the baseball stadium to the backyard to the holiday table. French’s product family includes tomato ketchup, classic yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, crispy fried onion toppings and more.

Club House and French’s are McCormick & Company (MKC) brands. As a global leader in flavors, McCormick has built a portfolio of leading flavor brands that enhance the enjoyment of food around the world. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy McCormick flavored dishes. Founded in 1889, McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. Visit www.HelloFlavour.ca for recipes and visit www.McCormickCorporation.com to learn more.

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