If it's not broken, don't fix it

Written by Susan Mannella on .

The article "Ketchup Shake-up: Heinz Cuts Salt in New Recipe" (May 13) states "Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. is messing around with the recipe for its flagship product, reducing the sodium content in a move that the company described as the first 'significant' change in the nation's dominant brand of the tomato-based condiment in nearly 40 years."

I feel there is a reason why the recipe has not been changed in almost 40 years. People prefer Heinz ketchup for the great taste it delivers. If the taste of the ketchup is varied by the slightest amount, I feel that many people will disapprove of the change.

Even though they are only changing the amount of sodium by the slightest, the taste of the ketchup could be altered. Heinz should not change the recipe, or consumers like myself will be forced to use Hunt's ketchup instead.

Everett, Pa.

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