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UPPER MACUNGIE, Pa. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Pennsylvania factory that has made products for the Kraft Heinz company for more than 40 years is set to close.
Kraft Heinz Co. spokesman Michael Mullen told the Allentown Morning Call that the plant in Upper Macungie will close by November 18.
The plant most recently made Grey Poupon mustard, A.1. Steak Sauce, and Tassimo coffee products. Mullen did not say how many employees remain at the factory. The company said in May that 341 employees would lose their jobs. Layoffs began in July.
It has been more than 30 years since the mustard mocked its stuffy image by showing a rich gentleman rolling down the window of his chauffeured Rolls-Royce to ask another rich gentleman, “Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?”
Two years ago a spoof commercial appeared on YouTube and took a different spin on what to ‘Poupon’. The joke centers around the pronunciation of the condiment.
The ‘Banned Grey Poupon’ viral video was created by Online Broadcast Virtual Station and is in no way affiliated with or linked to the Kraft Heinz company.
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