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Calls the French People "Yellow"-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor A statement represented as
being from the French's Mustard Company says the product is not made
in France and that the only thing they have in common with the
French is that they are both yellow.
The folks at French's Mustard did not
call the French people yellow.
That's the work of a prankster.
Because of American displeasure with France for not supporting the
United States in the United Nations or in the war with Iraq in 2003,
however, the French's company did issue a press release clarifying
that its product is not made in France.
The release said "There is nothing more American than French's
Mustard" which is made by the R.T. French company.
The release was issued through an office in New Jersey.
The R.T. French company is owned by Reckitt Benckiser PLC, a British
Last updated 4/15/03
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
The makers of French's Mustard may have made the following recent
"We at the French's Company wish to put an end to statements that
product is manufactured in France. There is no relationship, nor has
ever been a relationship, between our mustard and the country of France.
Indeed, our mustard in manufactured in Rochester, NY. The only thing we
in common is that we are both yellow".
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