Global food company
Founded in USA in 1869 by entrepreneur Henry John Heinz. Today their products are available in more than 200 countries. Acquired by private equity firms Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital in 2013. Merged with Kraft in 2015 to form The Kraft Heinz Company.
|H.J. Heinz Company||USA|
|H.J. Heinz Company|
EWG's 2015 report "BPA in Canned Food" analyzed 252 canned food brands to find out which ones are still using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans which has been linked to many health problems. This company was amongst the 'Better Players' for using BPA free-cans for some of its brands and/or products.
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Friends of the Earth's 2014 report "Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks" names this company as one of over 200 transnational food companies engaged in nanotechnology research and development, and on their way to commercializing products. New studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating nanomaterials may be toxic to humans and the environment.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
|Revenue||$11.5 billion in 2013|
|# Employees||31,900 in 2013|
|Address||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
Products / Brands
17th Jul 2010 — Greenseas canned tuna (owned by Heinz) had an outstanding product star from April to July 2010, for topping the list on Greenpeace's Canned Tuna Guide. In the revised Tuna Guide they dropped to fourth place. We have removed the outstanding product star. [source]
Heinz buys Golden Circle
2nd Dec 2008 — (AUST >> FOREIGN) Golden Circle, a 61 year-old Australian company renowned for their canned fruit and vegetables, fruit juice and jam, was bought by US food giant Heinz in Dec 2008, for $288 million. [source]