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Select Food Products adds a new manufacturing line

Select Food will now manufacture French's Ketchup with homegrown tomatoes

Toronto – With media and local politicians in attendance, a Canadian family-owned food manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing line in its facility.

Select Food Products Ltd. held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new production line, which will manufacture

Pictured from left to right are:
Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Fund; Brooke Gilliford, Country manager – Canada for The French’s Food Company; Andrew Mitchell, president of Select Food Products; John Tory, mayor of Toronto; Arthur Potts, MPP and representing Jeff Leal, Ontario’s minister responsible for Small Business and minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

French’s Ketchup.

Andrew Mitchell, president of Select Food Products, led the event, which included Brooke Gilliford, Country manager – Canada, for The French’s Food Company; John Tory, mayor of Toronto; MPP Arthur Potts to represent Minister Leal;  and Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Friends of The Greenbelt Fund.

We at Select continue to be  impressed with French’s  wholehearted commitment to source and manufacture in Canada and give back to Canadians through their charitable ventures,” says Mitchell.

“This win-win partnership with French’s enables us to add more high-quality jobs and make a positive difference in our community.  We are proud to work closely with French’s to provide made-in-Canada ketchup.”

As part of the partnership Select Food Products will be responsible for producing all bottles of French’s Ketchup sold in Canada for The French’s Food Company.

French’s and Select Food will use tomatoes from local farmers and the partnership will help establish a fully integrated supply chain that leverages Canadian suppliers wherever possible.

The partnership has also enabled Select Food to hire 10 more production and management employees, and it will increase opportunities for Select Food to grow its business and hire more staff in the future.

The project was supported with a $75,000 investment from the Greenbelt Fund, in partnership with the government of Ontario.

Select Food has more than 75 years of experience in the sauce and condiment space. The company manufactures a wide variety of BBQ, salsas, salad dressings, mustards, mayonnaises, gravies, specialty sauces and condiments and ketchup. The Select brand is well known in the Foodservice industry in Canada. The company is also a private label manufacturer for foodservice, co-pack and industrial customers in Canada, the US and globally.


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12 Comments » for Select Food Products adds a new manufacturing line
  1. Dawn Giddy says:

    Please make Horne’s Gravee again it’s the best I’ve ever found and have tried many I have been using this product since my mother introduced me to it many years ago. Is there somewhere that it will be sold ? I know a lot of people who swear by this product it would make a lot of people have if you started making it again 🙂

  2. Daniel Hatnean says:

    do you still make Horne’s bbq sauce and if still made where can I get it in Windsor, Ontario.. I knew that one place sold it but doesn’t any more. I have been buying this for years and usually get quite a few when I buy it.
    I love the product.

  3. Cheryl Brouillard says:

    I also have used Horne’s Gravee mix for many years please consider making this product available again. I worked at a diner in the early 80 s and they had the best gravy ever and this was the secret so I also used it ever since then. I know I am not alone in using this fantastic product.

  4. Debbie says:

    Make Horne’s graver again. It’s the best thing for making no fail graves. Big mistake not to make it

  5. Erin says:

    We are desperate for Hornes Gravee. We have looked everywhere and our special family roast dinners are not complete without. Please bring it back!!!! Any thoughts ?

  6. Susan Denbow says:

    Agree with everyone who has asked for Horne’s Gravee mix to be available again. My grandmother used it, my mother used it, and I have about 2 tablespoons left. Once it’s gone, I honestly don’t know how I’m going to make gravy. If I had known it was going to be discontinued, I would have hoarded as much as I could.

  7. Susan Denbow says:

    Please make Horne’s Gravee powder available again. My grandmother used it. My mother used it, and it’s the only thing I’ve ever used for making gravy. I have about two tablespoons left and once it’s gone, I have no idea how I’m going to make gravy.

  8. Margaret Burns says:

    So disappointed about the discontinued graVee don’t know what to do. PLEASE BRING BACK

  9. Kathy Westling says:

    I agree with all of the above. My gravy has not been the same since Horne’s Gravee was discontinued. I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AGAIN, PLEASE!!!
    I don’t see any responses from Horne’s – what’s up?!?


    Please make your gravee again, It was the best one out there, If you can’t then why can’t you give out the recipe??????

  11. S Long says:

    Horne’s Gravee was the best! Please bring it back!!

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