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Counterfeit Ketchup Explodes In NJ Warehouse

October 19, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: wharman
CC_Flickr: wharman

Authorities discovered the remnants of a counterfeit ketchup operation in a Dover, N.J., warehouse, after exploding bottles left a mess.

Company officials, who visited Dover last week, believe someone purchased traditional Heinz Ketchup and transferred it from large bladders into individual bottles labeled "Simply Heinz," a premium variety made with sugar instead of high fructose corn sweetener, reports the Star-Ledger.

Tomatoes and vinegar are both acidic and when combined with sugars will ferment when left in the heat. Pressure builds up inside the bottle when then explodes.

Tags: Odd Crimes, Counterfeiting, Special Agents, Food and Drug Enforcement


Comments (3)

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Gary @ 10/22/2012 6:54 PM

Call the ATF (Agricultural Task Force) for this kitchen explosion. Perhaps their investigators will bring rags to help clean it up.

Lt Dan @ 10/23/2012 10:39 AM

Just when you think you've heard it all. Didn't know there was money in counterfeit ketchup.

Crispianranger @ 10/23/2012 8:36 PM

Tomato ketchup has been made with tomatoes, vinegar and sugar forever! The explosions probably come from bacteria introduced during the rebottling under less than hygeinic circumstances.

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