It’s Not Ketchup, It’s Tomato Seasoning – at Least in Isreal
Israel's Health Ministry has decided Heinz ketchup doesn't contain enough "tomato solids" to be considered traditional ketchup. What? Tomato solids?
I knew ketchup wasn't a real vegetable, but now apparently it's not even real ketchup. Heinz ketchup, in Israel at least, is now nothing more than tomato seasoning.
The decision came after an Israeli food manufacturer that makes it's own ketchup launched an anti-Heinz campaign - and won!
"Tomato solids" - now that's a new one. With the way ketchup is packaged these days, I'm wondering how you'd get it out of the bottle if it did contain "tomato solids?"
(Source: ABC Radio News)