DOVER, N.J. (CNN/News 12 New Jersey) - A condiment catastrophe is under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration.
Nearly 2,000 bottles of ketchup were left in a stuffy warehouse in New Jersey. Some of the bottles exploded and spilled, attracting flies and sending a nasty stench next door to neighbors who alerted authorities.
Officials with Dover's Health and Zoning Board came to investigate and found nearly 50,000 pounds of ketchup. They also found empty bottles, labels with the Heinz logo, and equipment.
It turns out this was a phony operation - counterfeit ketchup - and Heinz is investigating the find. Heinz says there's no evidence any of the counterfeit condiments made it to consumers.