Heinz has returned some of its baby food production to Pittsburgh in a deal with a co-packer

Heinz has returned some of its baby food production to Pittsburgh in a deal with a co-packer

Heinz has returned production of some of its baby food products to its home town of Pittsburgh, reportedly as part of an agreement with TreeHouse Foods as co-packer.

The US food giant ended production in the city after selling the North Side plant to Del Monte Foods in 2002. Del Monte subsequently sold baby food and soup assets, along with the North Side plant, to TreeHouse.

In a report carried by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a spokesperson for Heinz confirmed it had arranged with TreeHouse subsidiary, Bay Valley Foods, "to have baby food made on the North side under the Heinz name".

just-food was told "Heinz baby food varieties sold in Canada in glass jars soon will be made by a co-packer in Pittsburgh". Heinz declined to disclose details of the co-packer, or reasons for moving production from Leamington to Pittsburgh.

"Many Heinz baby food varieties will continue to be made in Canada, including fruit varieties sold in plastic tubs and pouches, Heinz Infant Cereals, and Heinz Little Kids snack items," the spokesperson said.