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Saucy! Heinz tomato ketchup code mistakenly links to porn site

The code typically allows those scanning it with their smartphone to access content online

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A code on a bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup left a customer in shock after it directed him to a porn site.

The food company has apologized following the incident, saying the “code was out of date and that it was taking steps to prevent it happening again,” the BBC reported on Friday.

The code typically allows those scanning it with their smartphone to access content online, but one user, a customer in Germany, reported the porn site redirection to the company.

"I happened to scan it during lunch and I was a bit surprised where I got redirected to," Korell told the BBC. "I found it rather funny and thought it was worth [sharing] on Heinz's Facebook page."

A spokesman for the company said: "Heinz in Germany has apologized for the way in which an out-of-date QR code and website link to design a Ketchup label in 2014 has been reassigned to an adult content site.

"Clearly this was never our intention and we are taking steps to avoid this reoccurring."

Korell said Heinz sent him a free bottle as a thank you for informing the company.