• Short Summary

    Fabulous documentary showing how Heinz make their 57 varieties.

  • Description

    Heinz promotional film. Lovely stuff - great colour, great music, nicely shot. See part 1.

    How Heinz Chicken Soup is made. We see raw chickens then boxes of 10 or 12 chickens. 100,000 of these boxes go into Heinz Chicken Soup every year. Bleaugh. Shots of forklift trucks. Various shots of work on a carrot farm in Norfolk. Dereham Produce? Heinz gets the biggest and best of the carrots. Expert from Heinz' Contract Crop Department is seen heading off to meet one of the biggest carrot seed authorities in Britain. We see women pulling carrots - backbreaking work. Various shots of three men checking the quality of the carrots. Carrots loaded into sacks and driven away on the back of a lorry.

    Man at work in the Quality Control Laboratory. Telephone calls are made when substandard carrots are discovered! Various shots of the stringent testing all Heinz products undergo. Analytical Methods Development Section at work trying to find ways of measuring flavour. Various shots of measuring machinery. All beans that Heinz bake are examined by machinery that can measure their colour. Some are rejected. Heinz make a million cans of beans a day (that is a whole bunch of beans). Michigan Bean Co., United States of America - various shots of beans being harvested and exported. The Canadian Pacific Lakes Service ship "Erika Schulte" is seen passing the camera. Other ships are seen. West Indies - shots of coconuts and spices being gathered for Heinz - only the best quality we are reassured. New Zealand mutton is another major import - shots of sheep and cowboys in NZ. Australian cattle are seen - Heinz buy beef and butter from Australia. Tomato soup being made in Heinz factory. Boardroom meeting. Cans of Heinz soup, Spaghetti and Baked Beans and a bottle of Tomato Ketchup are on the table. Italy is the country where Heinz get their tomatoes. Various shots of tomatoes being harvesting. Narrator talks of how Heinz have improved working methods in Italy since the second world war. Tomato processing plant in Italy. C/U of tomato being sliced open and shown to the camera. Laboratory where tomatoes are tested. Selection of tomato seed and seedlings. Fields are ploughed. Tomatoes harvested. A tomato grower who wants to supply Heinz begs to be given a chance. He is refused. Crates of tomatoes are transported, washed, quality checked, some are rejected - only the perfect ones are used. Laboratory testing of flavour. Tomato juice and tomato puree are seen being made, put into cans and packed. Various shots of Heinz cargo being loaded into ship. Puree is tested when it reaches England. Various shots of produce being checked by Heinz. Montage of shots already seen earlier in film to sum up the process of "putting the world in a can". Lorries leave the Heinz factory.

    Note: commentator Bob Danvers Walker has a rather odd way of pronouncing Heinz! With a soft z.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:40:00 / 01:55:56:00

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