|Exploding Heinz Ketchup bottles|
(Scroll down for video) Hundreds of Heinz Ketchup bottles were suddenly exploding, according to reports.
A storage facility in Dover, New Jersey, was found to have hundreds of boxes of exploding Heinz Ketchup bottles, which officials said could have been repackaged to sell for a profit.
Other tenants who rent space in the 7,000 square foot storage facility reported that the ketchup bottles are exploding.
The Heinz Ketchup bottles were falsely labeled as "Simply Heinz" premium brand that uses sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, found in its traditional version.
A 32 ounce bottle of "Simply Heinz" and a 36 ounce Heinz Ketchup bottle each has a suggested retail price of $2.99.
Dover Public Safety Director Richard Rosell said that the sugars in the tomato sauce, mixed with the acid of the tomatoes and vinegar, was fermented by the heat and exploded. Tenants noticed the mess and city officials were contacted. Heinz was also contacted.
Jessica Jackson, a spokeswoman for Heinz North America, said the company "has not uncovered any information that leads us to believe that the repackaged product is being sold illegally in the market."
Based on our preliminary investigation, it appears that traditional Heinz Ketchup were repackaged illegally," Jackson said in a statement.
"As a company dedicated to food safety and quality, Heinz will not tolerate illegal repackaging of our products and we will pursue this to the fullest extent of the law," Jackson said.