Israel Bans Heinz Ketchup For Link to Liver, Pancreas, Immune System, and Brain Issues

Israeli tests reveal each bottle of Heinz ketchup contains only 21% tomato concentrate. The other major ingredients are sugar and corn syrup.



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The food industry only allows it to be sold as “tomato seasoning”, not “tomato ketchup”. Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup. The tests revealed that, although Heinz boasts over 60% tomato as an ingredient, there was only 21% tomato concentrate in each bottle.

Heinz Ketchup Ingredients


The Heinz parent company, Diplomat, tried to argue that their proportions of tomato concentrate were acceptable according to American and European ketchup standards. At that point, the Israeli health ministry got involved, and insisted that Heinz must change their labels from “ketchup” to “tomato seasoning” if they want to continue selling their popular product in the country.

Low tomato content

Now, just a minute! Heinz just admitted that the standard for what’s called ketchup in the United States has only 21% tomato in it. And that’s tomato concentrate, not fresh tomatoes. Tomato paste (with no…

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5 thoughts on “Israel Bans Heinz Ketchup For Link to Liver, Pancreas, Immune System, and Brain Issues

  1. We shouldn’t be surprised, I guess. The corporate behemoths which control our food supply have only one motive – profits at all costs. Instead of eating fake food, why not make your own? I’m no fan of ketchup, but it’s easy to make. Just cook some fresh tomatoes (homegrown, of course) with a little salt, sugar, and vinegar… and, voilà – ketchup!

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  2. Who would have thought? Next ‘tasty cheese’ will be on the chopping board. We never buy those commercial tomato sauces or any sauce really. We make our own.
    I once found a bottle of ketchup years old, still in perfect condition which told me it must have weed killer or some other strong residual herbicide or fungicide mixed in.


  3. Good point, Gerard. There is immense pleasure to be had in growing and preparing your own food – it’s such a great pity that so many young people have totally missed out on this experience.


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