Heinz Counterfeiting Operation Ends in Ketchup Explosion

Photo: Courtesy Heinz.

It was either a master condiment forger or third-tier Spider-Man villain who set out to fill thousands of Heinz ketchup bottles inside a 7,000-square-foot Dover, New Jersey, warehouse with a less expensive product. Local police theorize the perp was looking to make a quick return with the switcheroo, but the operation went sour when the ketchup fermented inside the bottles and some exploded. Now Heinz has teamed up with the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigation, which is asking the public for any help or suggestions on how to get all these stains out. [Time]