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How Heinz Took Over the Food Industry

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How Heinz Took Over the Food Industry

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In an era of unhygienic factories and bottled botulism, the Heinz company was one of the only food manufacturers to encourage regulating the industry.

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From horseradish salesman to multi-millionaire: Henry John Heinz, the son of German immigrants, forever changed the way food is packaged, sold and eaten. With simple ingredients, closely guarded family recipes, plus revolutionary branding methods, Heinz made a fortune on everyday products like gherkins, sauerkraut and, of course, his famous ketchup. Travel back in time to the Steel Capital of the World, circa the 1800s, and see how the King of Condiments began his empire, one vegetable at a time.

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