The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods.
Heinz officials say they're scheduled to begin making jarred baby food because Del Monte several years ago sold its baby food and soup business to TreeHouse Foods of Oak Brook, IL, which has continued to make soup at the former Heinz plant on the city's North Side. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1uGwvmv ) the baby food will be shipped to Canada.
Now, Heinz is contracting with Bay Valley Foods — a TreeHouse subsidiary — to make jarred baby food at the plant under the Heinz name.
The baby food that will be produced in Pittsburgh had been manufactured at a Heinz plant in Leamington, Ontario.