When I contacted Heinz, I was told that while they already offer their organic ketchup (which is sweetened with organic cane sugar), they have recently introduced "Simply Heinz" which is a 32 oz bottle of ketchup sweetened with cane sugar. Surprisingly though, it seems that all of their other sizes of ketchup (including the popular 24 oz size) are still sweetened using HFCS. People this is Greenwashing at its best.
Although Hunt's still has ketchup containing HFCS remaining on grocer's shelves (due to long shelf lives), Hunt's remains committed to delivering healthy products that consumers demand. Restaurants will even be receiving their packets of ketchup in the new formulation without HFCS. Hunt's is a part of the ConAgra conglomerate of brands, which still offer other products made with HFCS, yet their goal is to provide consumers with the healthy products that we are telling them we want...including products without HFCS.
So folks, if you get a chance, call ConAgra and thank them for their commitment to removing HFCS from ketchup and ask them to remove it from all of their brands. Then call Heinz and let them know what a bunch of green washers they are! Go Hunts!
Update 10-20-12: As an update to this post written in 2010, please read a current post about ConAgra Brands and their support in opposition to labeling GMO foods.
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