Nabisco Ships 600 Jobs to Mexico. Time To Give Up Oreos

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03 Aug 2015

I may have to give up one of my longest-standing indulgences: the dunking of an Oreo cookie in cold milk (whole is preferred). I don’t do this lightly, as I have been dunking those deliciously wicked rounds of chocolate and what I choose to believe is cream since I’ve been three.

Why give them up? Because this week, Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico. The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

RELATE ARTICLE: Oreos, Americas Favorite Snack, Moving To Mexico

Is giving up Oreos a foolish and futile gesture? Of course, I know that other Chicago-born companies have made similar moves. I, like many Chicagoans felt a loss when Frango Mints were no longer hand made on the top floor of Marshall Field’s—and felt worse when Marshall Field’s ceased to exist at all. I was saddened when Klaus Suchard chose to take Brach candy production from Chicago, and in so doing ended Chicago’s title as candy capital of the world. I even regretted the loss of the city’s steel mills and stockyards, despite the cleaner air that their exodus brought.

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  1. Just like nascar
    You done for me

    • America made the Nabisco company rich and she wants to employ Mexicans. She claims to want to build a NEW FACTORY in mexico instead of remodeling the plant in Chicago. Don’t ship your products back to America traitor. I know all the complaints and lawsuits from blacks have set you back and frustrated you but don’t go to extremes. Hire only whites,and have them sign no bitchin,arguing, complaining or terminate employment contracts. We’re already supporting mexico by giving them millions yearly and their illegal aliens.Everybody PLEASE boycott Nabisco.

      • Dear Carla, you are an ignorant bigot. Although I agree Nabsco should not move to Mexico, I do not believe they are moving out of America to save themselves from Black people. What a ridiculous and completely uninformed statement. They are moving to Mexico because of money. It’s always money that motivates big business!

        • Actually in the guy above you, blacks r the highest number of lawsuits to the company. You can’t dispute that, cause it’s a fact.

        • Exactly Chuck! It is getting rediculous!

        • Vickie Reedy Says: June 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

          The LOWDOWN by Hightower says CEO Irene Rosenfeld’s 2015 paycheck was $20 million. She will send Nabisco to Mexico. They already made $7 billion in profits last year in US, but want more! No more Oreos, Ritz, etc for me.

          • We use to eat 2-3 bags of Double stuff a week. Since they announced their intentions to move to Mexico last year we have stopped buying them…..Now we buy more fruit.

      • Carla, don’t forget to clean you white sheets while burning crosses tonight.

      • Robin Romeo Says: March 27, 2016 at 2:20 pm

        Amazing how my hatred for Nabisco has just been trumped by my hatred for you, Carla. How about you sign a no internet posting agreement and shut the fuck up.

      • I agree with you Carla100% you will not see me buy another Nabisco Product. Rembert the old saying? There goes the neighborhood?
        Well the black people have made their nest and now they will have to deal with it. That’s just the way it is.

        • It truly makes me sad when I see people playing the race card. Blame blacks for everything that goes wrong in America if that’s what makes you sleep better at night. When in all actuality you know that companies are shipping their operations to Mexico because of cheap labor and cheap Manufacturing cost.

      • Its simple..look at the product if its not 100 percent american do buy it..after all do you need it that bad??
        Stabnd up for our company..if the owner lives abroad..stick it to him dont buy his junk…carrier, oreo and if you buy these it keeps going..i bought ford all my life..no more..never again im no trader..i support my kids and grandkids…i buy american..same way if you vote hillery were sold out..after all her and bills broke…you know shell sell us out…FAST.

        • Makes me wonder what Trump thinks he’s talking about bringing manufacturing back to make the US great again. Not going to happen. If you owned a business and want to make profits-get out of the US and into Mexico…Ahh free trade…I just bought a bag of oreos….lol

        • Chuck…..If you only buy American made, you’ll be walking around in the nude, starving to death..

      • Alek ZD Says: July 13, 2016 at 1:38 am

        Carla Jones…We’re patriots here, not fucking racists. Keep your idiotic comments to yourself.

    • I am boycotting Oreos and any other of their product made in Mexico. Mentioned it at church and just about everyone agreed to not buy Oreos.

      • Add fig bars to the list everyone! I’ve been eating them since childhood so I didn’t think to check. This package is hard and the figs are obviously of poor quality- MADE IN MEXICO.

        Hey Nabisco Mexico is not AmericaSouth! Im sure you will use your savings to fight the political opportunists who drive our USA businesses away through excess taxes.

        Like him or not…This is yet another reason why we need Trump

  2. Don't indulge anyway. I'm sure we can easily guess what political party this CEO is part of.

  3. DONE WITH NABISCO.

  4. I won't knowingly eat anything not made in this country and if people knew how foreign quality standards were enforced they wouldn't either.

  5. Goodbye Nabisco.
    Shame on you, Irene Rosenfeld.
    You decreased the size of your packaging and charge same price or more, depending where I shop.
    I'll bake, thank you very much.

  6. This is very sad to hear!! I bought most of these items but do not want anything from Mexico!!!!!! No China…no Mexico

    • I agree and I also say that in the produce area of the super market to. Whats wrong with supporting my local farmer? Short distance to market and fresher product. Besides Mexico is a 5th world country by living standards. Not every where in Mexico is Cancun. Do I want diseases from these 5th world countries and from the people picking the produce. And now making crackers and cookies. Time to wake up.

    • I grew up on nabisco products. The crackers were our favorite snacks, the cookies our favorite treats, as well as a variety of other products we happily incorporated into our daily intake. Now, since this company has made the decision to follow in the wake of all other traitorous dogs and choose the welfare of the already obscenely wealthy shareholders over the health of the consumer ~ I am totally boycotting all nabisco products. With continued loss of American jobs…just who is going to be left to buy nabisco products once we are all bankrupt and homeless thanks to the thoughtless labor practices of once-American companies? Maybe they can get the 1% to each buy 1 million packs a week of their products to make up for the loss of the rest of us.

  7. Nabisco I am done with you hope the other people in the USA wake up before it's too late.

  8. Michelle Obama's husband?

    • Alex Delarm Says: August 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      No moron, but I bet your 1/4″ grew a 1/16″ from making such an idiotic comment!

    • John P. Says: May 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      TO STEVE PAJAK, AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO BLAME THE BLACK PRESIDENT, YOU MAY WANT TO ASK SOMEONE TO READ YOU A BED -TIME STORY ABOUT “NAFTA” AND THE PRESIDENT THAT SIGNED THAT AGREEMENT.

      • RoyalPayne Says: June 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

        John P
        You need to research before you post. Bush, the president of Mexico Salinis, and the Canadian prime minister agreed to a ‘proposal’ of free trade between our countries. The furor, both for and against, was epic. The congress approved it, and President Clinton signed it into law. A Dem is a Dem is a Dem.

  9. So sad, I love wheat thins. I wonder if I can find an American made substitute.

    • birchlakewoman Says: September 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Check your local supermarket brands that appear to be the same product. The box should say where it is manufactured.

  10. Change your ingredients that will increase sales. Instead you choose to save money by shipping production to Mexico. You choose money over health. Shame on you Nabisco.

  11. No more Nabosco product period.

  12. Bye Nabisco

  13. Yep, no more Nabisco products for me

  14. Pepperidge farms is good!!

  15. Sorry honey grahms…Bye Bye!!

  16. Goodbye for Nabisco products for my family. Let the people in Mexico eat them. Bad move Nabisco.

  17. Experiment a little, there are some great home-made cracker recipes, and it's really no that hard at all.

  18. Seriously, how many Presidents EVER have been able to follow through on their campaign promises? They become puppets as soon as they are sworn in, and have to do exactly what the big money tells them to do.

  19. Bill SWEEDEN GOOD POST.WELL SAID.

  20. Not all Nabisco products are going outside the country. Don't know how we can tell but, my husband works for Nabisco and works in the Atlanta plant and they are still in production. If we boycott all Nabisco products it will be hurting American workers in the american plants!!!

    • AND? Sorry but if Nabisco products are purchased in USA but made in mexico they should be boycotted. American taxes will be given to mexico, American jobs will be given to mexico and we’re suppose to let them for your husbands job? Are you serious? Millions ,billions in tax revenue and jobs for your husband? What else can we do for your husband and not for America ? Look at all the American Jobs taken at Disney world by illegal aliens! Who of you will still be vacationing there? How many grants,tax credits were giving to companies that have or will move to third world countries? All that have moved their products should be shipped back and manufacturing plants opened here in America. STOP IT AMERICA! Don’t let trucks with foreign products deliver to stores.

    • Gwen Turner Says: March 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Just boycott the products made in Mexico.

  21. Irene Rosenfeld Bad move.Shame on you. If enoght of us boycott Nabisco products mayby you will get a layoff notice to.Its time for people to show these companys that we have had all of this we are going to stand for.Can't make it here , don't sell it here.

    • But Dannie, there are hundreds or thousands of Nabisco workers still in the USA, including me.
      If you boycott, eventually more US workers lose their jobs. How does that help the problem?

      • May when they ask why no one wants to buy their product by their pocket book. Then you and everyone can say stop foreign production of the product. The companies never learn unless they lose money.

      • It helps you Sharon because whatever line you work on may be the next item to go to Mexico. Perhaps a boycott will get Nabisco to rethink the profitability of foreign production,

      • Sorry about your luck, but we have to make a statement NOW to protect the future for our children.. I don’t want them speaking spanglish..

  22. Yeah like he does now ,Bringing in Immigrants to fill jobs at the lowest possible price instead of hiring those already here ,Donald Trump is no cure for anything wrong with the USA . He and his type are the cause and have no interest in bringing about a solution .

  23. Coud you post what they make in Atlanta

  24. David Monroe; ?? What the heck are you talking about? My commit was about lowering Corp taxes, not immigration. Corp are fleeing America at record paces do to excessive high Corp taxes. And who can blame them? America has the highest Corp tax base in the world.

  25. Don't forget to share this with as many people you know. I will. Anyone know where Cheez-it's are made. Depending where I may have to give those up to. There are substitutes for everything

  26. Orro Berry Burst my favorite flavor. I will never buy Oreo's again. I will miss my evening snack, but not as much as the 600 will miss their jobs.

  27. i do see that their products are BAKED in the usa but do we know if all of the ingredients are from the usa? and what about the suspected GMOs in their products? no matter what the story is, i can guarantee it has been twisted and spun to benefit the cause and belief of whomever wrote it while ignoring the points that do not support their cause and belief.

    • Xulution Says: April 8, 2016 at 1:12 am

      It is a shame that they are moving their jobs to Mexico. But we shouldn’t discriminate all their products because like what Sharon Hanshew McVey said, not purchasing all their products will only hurt the people they employ in America, not Mexico. If their sales go down they will do one of two things or both. The price of oreo’s and other products will go up to pay for the lack of sales. Or, they will move more jobs to Mexico to try and make up for the deficit. The best way to handle the situation is to boycott the products that are made in Mexico and to buy the products made in America. That way there will be a clear distinction between the two and we aren’t punishing the people who are currently employed by them in the United States.

  28. This makes me furious! Before we know it, nothing will be made here in the USA. Wake up America!!

  29. BAD move, Nabisco!!! I will NOT purchase any of your products if they are made in another Country. I do not knowingly eat anything that is not made in the USA. I read labels, as do many others. Do the smart thing and reverse this idiotic decision – and return the jobs to the USA where they're needed.

  30. People get a grip because you are going to fall off your high horses. Many Nabisco products are made in the U.S. Sometimes the plants can't handle the demand do they need to outsource. And SOMETIMES it's even because the can't get reliable American labor. Be careful when you get righteous. You rarely know both sides of the story.

  31. So watch the packages. If it says "distributed by Nabisci(etc) or "Made for Nabisci (etc) then it is made outside the USA

  32. David Monroe Well said.

  33. Nope – wrong again Cyndi Ottaway. (Btw – I DO NOT work for Nabisco. Products are crap) However, I think people should know what they are indignant about. "Made for" and "Distributed By" simply means that the product was not made in a Nabisco owned plant. It could be made across the street. Just means that Nabisco could not make it on one of their own lines. Perhaps they couldn't make enough.

  34. It scares me that you people can vote

  35. Not all Nabisco jobs are going to Mexico (yet), but for now, I'm not eatting Oreos. Don't want to put the Americans out of work any more than they already have been. :/

  36. Won't buy Nabisco anymore

  37. This is part of what NAFTA is responsible for , they said it would be good for the USA . What a joke, all you can do is boycott any of there products.

  38. I work in a food manufacturing ……….. I see what goes on when foreign workers try to work around food ………….. trust me, don't eat the food !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. especially if it reads Hecho in China!

  40. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….be scared…be VERY scared!

  41. many nabisco products are ALREADY mad and come from Mexico! fact check! or read lable, for example it clearly states on the Ritz cracker boxes MADE IN MEXICO!

  42. Can you share what is produced in Atlanta and what part of the country Atlanta distributes to, please?

  43. YES, I WILL GIVE UP SOME OF MY FAVORITES .. YOU JUST DON'T GO AROUND COSTING THE PEOPLE THEIR JOB'S !!!

    • As a Nabisco merchandiser, my hours are dependent upon sales. If everyone boycotts and we don’t sell products, I will eventually lose my job.
      So tell me again how boycotting is going to fix the problem.

      • If Nabisco moves to mexico you won’t have a job. Boycotting means America disapproves and will not purchase IF they move to mexico. Your’re in Sales? Incredible!

  44. I don't care how cheap,good or whatever, if it's not made here we can't afford it.

  45. I've been eating Nabisco products for 71 years (I was 4). Now is time to say GOODBYE NABISCO.

  46. I just posted an article regarding a ban on cilantro from Mexico because the workers defecate and urinate in the fields and now the cilantro and products it is used in are contaminared with e coli. I'll be damned if I buy Nabisco products filled with Mexican shit. I can live fine without Nabisco products.

  47. I'm calling them..Nabisco today. Will never buy any of their products!!

  48. I agree Denise!!

  49. Personally, I wish all food (non-vegetable/fruit) would HAVE TO STATE ON THE BOX or container the Country of 'manufacturer'

  50. Thank you federal gov't for the 2nd highest corporate taxes in the world.

  51. I already try to avoid these processed preservative loaded pkg products. Perhaps it will keep them in Mexico. Start buying more wholesome foods. Mexicans used to be healthy, now they're eating like Americans and getting sick.

  52. No, but Aldis carries a similar product that's just as good and a lot cheaper.

  53. The only way to stop companies sending manufacturing out of the country is to look for products that are made in the USA and stop buying products made in other countries

  54. Yea and sometimes it's called American greed by by nabisco

  55. The Nabisco/Mondeliz plant in Atlanta makes the following products. Premium crackers(long stack). The short stack saltines are made in Portland, Oregon.
    Chips Ahoy cookies
    Ritz Bits
    Vanilla wafers
    Better Cheddars
    Graham crackers
    Premium oyster crackers
    those flavor crisps crackers….not sure of the name.

  56. I have had plenty of food in Mexico when I travel and must say the vegetables there are beautiful. Many Americans have exiled to Mexico and love it there. The famous Chef, Rick Bayless goes all the time saying it's his favorite place in the world to visit. He and his family celebrate Christmas there every year. The problem is not that the food will be made in Mexico, it's the greed of the Nabisco company getting cheap labor for a better bottom line, WALL STREET! So blame the CEO and his entourage' if you need to blame someone.

    • Leave Cancun and go deep into the 5th world country standards. And lets see if you love the disease and health. With people crapping in the floor of the shack. Just lovely, and I want them to pick and pack food?

  57. I try to buy American – I really do but the problem is deep. Until our government makes it more profitable for companies to operate in the United States, we will continue to see this happening. Shareholders either have to be happy with smaller profits or We the People need to dump the politians who continue to make us unfriendly to businesses.

  58. CRIMIGRANT EMPLOYMENT: (12/17/14) NABISCO SHIPS 600 JOBS TO MEXICO. TIME TO GIVE UP OREOS (“Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico. The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on Chicago’s Southwest Side.”) SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SAD ……………………….. I guess I quit eating this product too ……………………. MADE IN THE USA …………………. NOT …………………. hecho en mexico

  59. REMEMBER THIS …………………….. IT JUST HAPPENED ………………….. FOOD; MEXICO, 07/27/15, MEXICAN CILANTRO CONTAMINATION SPURS PARTIAL U.S. IMPORT BAN (“Some Mexican cilantro is being banned in the U.S. after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields from which herbs have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses among Americans dating back to 2012.”) ……………….. guess they watched the George Lopez stand-up routine, where he wiped the mic all over his ass and balls while stating “We don’t eat at Taco Bell anyway!” …………….. animals
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-27/mexico-cilantro-fields-strewn-with-feces-prompt-partial-u-s-ban

  60. FOOD; MEXICO, 07/27/15, MEXICAN CILANTRO CONTAMINATION SPURS PARTIAL U.S. IMPORT BAN (“Some Mexican cilantro is being banned in the U.S. after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields from which herbs have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses among Americans dating back to 2012.”) ……………….. guess they watched the George Lopez stand-up routine, where he wiped the mic all over his ass and balls while stating “We don’t eat at Taco Bell anyway!” …………….. animals
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-27/mexico-cilantro-fields-strewn-with-feces-prompt-partial-u-s-ban

  61. I shudder to think what could be sandwiched in oreos now. That spider was bad enough! Eat American!

  62. That's a shame. When does this happen? Hell. I guess we will just stop eating them now. I'll find something made here in the US and screw Oreo.

  63. what more do we need to know than 600 people are getting laid off – no jobs any longer –

  64. Steve Pajak Actually, you and Carla are both a little too quick to assume – from http://individual-contributors.insidegov.com/l/553364/Irene-Rosenfeld

    "In terms of total lifetime contributions (2014, 2012, 2010, and 2008 elections), Rosenfeld has contributed a total of $38,084 to three committees and has traditionally given the majority of it to third parties or committees not officially affiliated with a party."

    She might be an "Other."

  65. Leep in mind folks that WE THE PEOPLE keep re- electing the politicians who not only allow, but also endorse this offshore for bigger profits policy.

  66. If production is moved to another country I promise to stop buying their products… MADE IN THE USA !

  67. People in Mexico won't be eating them evne though they will be made at a cheaper price Then shippped shipped back to US.

  68. I will give it up….such a bad move on their part…another sad day for the United States

  69. Then I hope the products rot on the shelves.

  70. Will cross those off my grocery list!

  71. None for me thanks

  72. Adios Nabisco!

  73. Next they'll have refried beans in oreos…better than curry I guess.

  74. Boycotting Nabisco will be easy for me. I dont eat any of their products. Shame on Nabisco

  75. They send us their thugs ,and we keep sending them jobs…

  76. Do not buy any product that has MM in the code date.

  77. They just closed the one in philadelphia about a month ago and my father and 350 others lost their jobs. I knew it was only a matter of time before it hit the other plants too. It's corporate greed the mondelez assholes R trying to make as much money as possible. With this company it's not about quality, it's about quantity which is a really messed up attribute to have. I hope the company crumbles and someone else steps in with pride for our country and decent values and tries to save the remaining plants from falling victim to this corporation. Inwill never buy a product made by them again. They can get rich off of other people but I refuse to in any way contribute to their bank accounts.

  78. well the choices are huge in the cookie isle so will not be buying these products

  79. Raymond Bradley What she needs to be is Mexican. Collecting $21M while putting 600 American households out of work is inexcusable. She needs to renounce her citizenship and take her money grubbing butt to Mexico.

  80. Yes, shame on you, Irene.

  81. Boooo! For shame!

  82. I'll be checking for "Made in The USA" even more closely on the food products I buy. Where could we get a list of the Nabisco products that will still be produced in the USA? My family is a shareholder in an organic CSA farm, so we know exactly where our fresh produce comes from. Our incomes are earned at a UAW automotive plant so needless to say "Made in the USA" is VERY important to us, even when it's a more expensive option.

  83. Googling a list of Nabisco products. I will put all of them on the "Do Not Buy" list in our house. We have started over not once but three times in the last 15 years due to our jobs going to Mexico and China. If people care they will do their best to buy only made in America products, if they are more expensive, buy fewer of them.

  84. If they can't support our families with jobs, then don't expect out families to support your business by buying your products!

  85. Rebecca Lynn O"Brien agree with you 100%. Happend to me three times before i retired.Good luck to your dad.Time for our goverment to put a stop to companys moveing jobs out of the US.

  86. Ann Mabe Stamper well said.

  87. Wow. Time to give up that double stuff cookie dipped in coffee every morning! Jeez!

  88. If they were made on the "Southwest side of Chicago" what I want to know is if the Mexicans that worked in the old plant are going to move back home to work in the new plant?

  89. Boycotting Nabisco products. It's just pure greed when jobs are taken away from the American people. Goodbye.

  90. Saw themadvertising a skinny oreo cookie,bery thin. i wonder if the price will go down 50%. not!!!!!

  91. If this is true, they have lost my business.

  92. No food from Mexico or China goes down my throat.

  93. Ask a Mexican how much they make working in the US factories that have moved to Mexico. They can't even afford to buy these US products.

  94. If the product is not made in the USA I refuse to buy it. I don't buy anything made in Mexico or China. I have done this for many years now. I am sorry that Nabisci is letting so many people lose their jobs, so that they can make a better profit. I for one will not be buying Nabisci products. I love the Wheat Thins, and crakers.

  95. Still open, for now…………

  96. Sheila Orr

  97. I’m okay boycotting those Oreo products that are moving to Mexico, but keep in mind, there are still 400 jobs left in Chicago that need supporting! Do we know which Oreo products are moving?

  98. Yes, Dave, you are right, we should support those still working at the Chicago plant…. Also, there are many many retirees from that plant that are depending on our buying their products so they can continue to get their pensions.

  99. I’m sadden by this, I will request that our military grocery store to stop selling these products and everyone I know- due to the fact you are taking away jobs from Americans and hurting the USA economy- Our Economy is hurting now this will hurt 600 more families

    • Muregain Says: July 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Are you going to remove ALL foreign soldiers fighting for America in the military as well i suppose? or is it just the fucking cookies?

      • Dearest idiot
        Cookies don’t defend us…….they just taste F*****G bad are full of chemicals and destroy our economy! But you pull up a glass of cold Mexican milk and enjoy!

  100. MARLINDA BRAVO Says: August 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I LOVE OREOS AND SO DO MY KIDS. ILL STILL BE EATING TH EM AND MY KIDS WILL STILL ENJOY THIS AS A SNACK.

  101. of you want to always buy American then read your label, it says where it was manufactured, and if it doesn’t I wouldn’t trust it.

  102. They closed their plant in Philadelphia too (no article on that, though???). That was enough for me.

    600 jobs is 600 people.

  103. It’s all about sugar. Our protectionist US sugar program creates incentive for offshoring. Government instituted price protection for growers and tariffs on imports increases the cost to produce in the US. It’s no wonder that they’ve moved production to Mexico, which has no barriers sugar pricing. The other cheaper alternative is that evil word corny syrup. But, that’s a whole other nasty political debate by itself.

  104. Why do you need to know Says: August 29, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I think it is disgusting that nabisco and all these companies are fleeing America. Stop buying products made in other countries. Donald Trump did eminent domain to build his golf courses. He is what I hate billionaires who bullshit don’t trust him. In 1974 my Dad would look at every item and only made items made in USA. If you speak to customer service representative overseas always ask to speak to someone in USA and get transferred back as why should these other people take our jobs another way to bring jobs back. It cost$35,000 to get international lawyer if you have to sue in foreign country like they have your credit card information. Bring the jobs back I prevented 230 people getting fired here in NYC so it can be done. U.S. Americans Christian have to stick together. Don’t buy any product Monsanto speays food on. Irish people were slaves in USA since 1619 and in Carribbean, Africa and Russia. Some blacks also owned slaves but 40% of Jews owned slaves. They were transported from Ireland on the ships. Don’t forget who built this country the Irish!

  105. Why do you need to know Says: August 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Stop buying the trash in other countries made in “The United States of America” the name of our country is not U.S.A the is the country the globalist set control if it isn’t”the United States of America we control we are the government you are the government “we the people” any words all capitalized England has patent on so don’t ever sign your name all capitals. We have to wake up and realize we are the power.

  106. Why do you need to know Says: August 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Only buy in in Made in the United States of America no more Oreos!

  107. Tracey Jackson Says: August 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Chili’s Grill & Bar are using Oreo cookies in one of their desserts. Boycott them too!

  108. Victoria Shields Says: September 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

    So what I’m understanding is, if we boycott Nabisco all together we will hurt other Americans and their jobs. So is it just the Oreos that are being sent to mexico? Does that plant make any other products? Does any other plant make Oreos? Should we just boycott Oreos?

  109. Elaine Minton Says: January 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    No more Oreos in our house. If they can’t be made here, then we can’t eat them here either.

  110. Peter Hardy Says: March 8, 2016 at 3:04 am

    All done with Nabisco. Plenty of better made, similar products everywhere.

  111. Dave Perkins jr Says: March 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    FYI, Leaf Brands began production of Hydrox cookies on 4 September 2015 at the company’s facility in Vernon, Calif.
    Buy Hydrox instead. They are the “original” oreo anyway. Look them up.

  112. Dave Perkins jr Says: March 10, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Molendez International owns Nabisco. They’re one of those huge conglomerates that cares about money, not people or customers. They claim to be saving 46 million per year by tossing 600 american workers on the street and they take in 30 billion per year. Their spreadsheets and stockholders must have more. more more. Heres the impact.
    46 million is .00153, or …less than 1/10 of 1% of their revenue, and they want it..and will leave 600 families in crisis to get it. Insulting, irresponsible, greedy. See all their brands here. http://www.mondelezinternational.com/brand-family

    • pavel Mularski Says: April 28, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Free Trade… Free Market… Capitalism. We live and die by the same sword…………. Sad at times, and good other times. Get a good education. Learn a marketable skill that can be applied to multiple companies (where the jobs are in the USA), and we have nothing to worry about. I am all for Free Trade, because we do live in a Global Market now………… HOWEVER … as long as it’s balance. Eventually, everything may stabilize globally, and everyone will be at the same standard of living, except for the rich and elite, who are just using everyone else as modern day slaves. Bottom line is you have to gain knowledge/skill that is highly marketable, and your road will be lined with roses. An unskilled USA factory worker on the other hand, is going to face many challenges and difficult times in a Global market, with companies moving their manufacturing to countries with low labor costs.

  113. By not buying Nabisco products you will put all the Nabisco workers at NJ and Virginia out of work!

  114. kaptainkrappy Says: March 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Never again will I buy Oreos. Mexico has no quality standards and they use substandard ingredients. Fuck ’em. Boycott all Nabisco products. We’ll survive.

  115. I cannot believe that Nabisco would do that. Take 600 workers here in the USA, end their job and move to Mexico and hire 600 other folks. I say enough is enough, unless a common sense reason from Corporate to convince us. These are American workers, our country we depleting our workers. “We the people” WANT & Need these jobs here.

  116. James Brown Says: March 15, 2016 at 5:38 am

    NABISCO…not a problem…simply will never EVER eat ANOTHER Nabisco product knowingly ever again…

  117. Charlie S. Says: March 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Yes, I agree, I do not want to eat anything made in Mexico, India or China! What wa$ going through their mind$ when the decided to move? Buy US Made only and send a message to corporate America. Carhartt has moved production to Mexico too – another company to boycott. Vote with your wallet!

  118. martabergen Says: March 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Try Newman-O’s, Paul Newman’s brand of “oreo”. They’re MUCH more delicious than the original. Also, all of the net profits go to charity.

  119. Nancy Miller Says: March 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I blame Clinton for NAFTA. who started this wholesale moving of American jobs to Mexico–it began in the 1990s bigtime. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is what has led to tremendous job losses in the U.S.

  120. I agree, no more Nabisco products for us, screw’em, nothing but greedy bastards with lip service regarding how they care about their workers and families, its all about the money in American and nothing more.

  121. I have nothing against Mexicans or any other race but I agree, no more Nabisco products for us, screw’em, nothing but greedy bastards with lip service regarding how they care about their workers and families, its all about the money in American and nothing more.

  122. Shame on you Carla and board members!!! for sending jobs to Mexico. It’s the all mighty dollar. Will stop buying your products.

  123. ronnie wayne Says: March 31, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Can I just eat the middle?

  124. Anything with NABISCO on it will not be purchased by me. These American Companies are getting rich and they expect to sell their products to people here that no longer have jobs. Please stick your OREO where the sun don’t shine NABISCO.

  125. I’ll never, ever buy them again. That goes for any restaurant serving their cookie flavoring in ice cream. Tell Culver’s (oreo Volcano) and Dairy Queen (oreo blizzard) that you will boycott them also if they don’t remove their (Oreo’s) products.

  126. Harry Nino Says: April 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I heard about the move a few months ago when Trump mentioned it at debate. Totally spaced it out till one day I got the taste for some Oreos.

    I got a bag and something was just not right about them, they didn’t “hit the spot” so, I looked at the package.
    Crap!

    “Made in Mexico”

    Not for nothing but, Mexican cookies and pasteries have never been amongst my favorites, with the exception of Tres Leches cake. This too was a disappointing snack.

    Oh well, so much for Nabisco.

    I hope they go belly up for messing with an American Icon. Hey, are Hydrox still being made???????

    • Hello Harry – Hydrox are in fact still being made. In fact, we’ve tried getting in touch with them to put together a story, but they are not responding to us. Thank you for your comment, and for your dedication to buying American made products!

      • Charlotte Coleman Says: April 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm

        I no longer will allow Nabisco products in my home. Many of my family members feel the same way. Mexico does not have the guidelines that the US has to protect the consumer. Good by Nabisco. You have lost I know about 100 customers which are family and friends. We gave of York Candy for the same reason.

  127. I would like to point out that many sports players make that amount of money in one game! They just play a game not manage every aspect of a super large company. That same company lost a ton of money making some poor decisions with marketing in Russia and Sweden. Try to manage a global company. It comes with long hours and your head is on the chopping block every day. It is called working hard to get ahead, exactly what America was built on. Not a guaranteed job for everyone with wonderful pay and benefits. Unions have their place but they were born mainly on the idea to protect workers from dangerous work place conditions. Wages became a bigger deal as their strength grew. That’s great if you can get away with it, but it comes with a price. When unions cause costs to go up so do prices. That inflation hurts everyone that cannot keep up with it. Elderly and fixed income people or those with other jobs that do not demand a higher wage to perform. With inflation the poor get poorer and even with that our social programs grow even larger. Even companies that manage to stay in the USA still close plants and consolidate to save money. That happens all the time especially in our aging facilities. Oreos taste great but they are not good for me so I do not buy them. I do buy reduced fat wheat thins and unless they become too expensive or they change the taste to something I do not like I will continue to buy them. I have had to go generic with many of the food items I buy because of the price. I find the ones that taste OK and save money. That’s life. I love the fact that the cost of living on most stuff has been low because my income is fixed. The fact that companies make decisions that grow their bottom line helps the stock market and many other investments. That is helping to fund everyone’s retirement programs in a BIG way so please don’t be so quick to condemn their decisions. These are now worldwide companies not just American. You can start placing tariffs on everything coming into the USA and we will then make enemies of many other countries as their incomes shrink and they cannot afford to buy the stuff we do make and export. That would especially be China. If we make it tough on them we owe them so much money now we would have to default and take the entire world down with us. It is one big network that depends on one another to survive, like it or not. What we do need is a lot more Christ in our society. He teaches us to love, honor and respect one another. Everyone has value and everyone also has God to answer to. We all work to glorify Him that means we all do the best that we can in every situation. A little less emphasis on profits and more on people. But that also means a great work ethic for the employees. Have understanding not law suits over every little thing. Respect on both sides. An attitude of humbleness no matter how great we become we all have to answer to God in the end. That is what we need a lot more of.

    • pavel Mularski Says: April 28, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Move it out of Chicago then……….. but keep it in America. I must admit tho that I am all for Global trade, as long as it’s balanced.

  128. Again we are reminded that Chicago is practically the headquarters of corruption and it didn’t just start with the jack-booted socialist rioters from the Birney/Hillary/BLM/Moveon.org. Just this last Friday we had another reminder of union thugs striking the local schools. Can we PLEASE just find some way to sell the whole state to Canada? What I don’t understand about NABISCO is why not just do what any intelligent company would do; move to a non-union state that also has a lower tax rate and not subject to the insane $15 per hour minimum wage? That way they can help the US economy and support states that are business friendly and not have to pay tariffs and extreme international shipping.

    • pavel Mularski Says: April 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

      >>That way they can help the US economy << I wish Corporations thought like you. Unfortunetely all they think about is profit for them and their shareholders. Period. It's a big bummer when you think about it. It cracks me up how Corporations ask their employees for their loyalty towards the company, and then you hear news like this…… Just sad….

  129. Shawn Jenkins Says: April 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Nabisco originally stood for National Biscuit Company. They should now change it to Mebisco–Mexican Biscuit Company. There are alternatives to their brands, that’s what I’ll be buying from now on!

  130. I used to buy Ritz because they just tasted better than the others.
    But now they taste just like the others and they crumble into pieces too.
    Sorry Nabisco but the Mexicans need food too so sell them to the Mexicans

  131. Hydrox cookies predate Oreos are better and made in Vernon Can.

  132. Typo that’s Vernon California

  133. 600 jobs? I easily buy 600 or more Nabisco items each year or used to. Bye bye Nabisco.

  134. pavel Mularski Says: April 28, 2016 at 7:23 am

    time for the US Government to tariff the heck out of any Oreo’s coming across the border for sale.

  135. pavel Mularski Says: April 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Meanwhile……….. everyone keeps shopping @ Wal-Mart ;-/

  136. KEN BNKLEY Says: May 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    IS THERE A PARTICULAR REASON FOR THE MOVE? HAVE THE UNIONS RAN THEM OUT? SOMEONE KNOWS THE ANSWER. I PLEDGE TO NEVER BUY ANOTHER NABISCO PRODUCT. IS THERE ANYONE WHO FEELS THE SAME WAY? I AM FED UP WITH THESE GREEDY COMPANIES MOVING JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND STILL THEY EXPECT US TO SUPPORT THEM

  137. Thomas Alan Hamilton Says: May 27, 2016 at 10:47 am

    smokescream….. your anger SHOULD be towards “our” legislators who sell the american worker out and give tax breaks to greedy corporations that move jobs out of the country so that they can take advantage of workers in 3rd world countries. I don’t want ANYONE to work for sub-living wages and being taken advantage of. We need the list of companies that do that and their products and then VOTE that way…. and as far as “race”, there is one, the human race, racism is a corrupting mechanism devised by morally challenged people to divide and conquer and is totally working. Money has been waging a financial war on the people for decades, buying politicians and making laws that let them do whatever they want, until we are all working 3 jobs just to keep food on the table, while they let themselves and their friends steal billions through Washington, while moving offshore to avoid any taxes, sweeeet deal……. we have to join together instead of tearing each other apart or else they will continue to own us.

  138. Karen Holden Says: May 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I grew up on Nabisco fig bars and buy them often. I recently bought a multi bar pack. The cookie part is hard, almost stale and the curious fig is obviously of much lesser quality. So I checked To see where it was manufactured…Mexico. No more claims “made in the US”. I’m done with Nabisco products.

  139. The price of these sweet treats is always rising, as is so many other things. I bet folks over here won’t see a reduction in the cost of Oreos but Nabisco will see an increase in profits. This all boils down to corporate greed and it’s so sad when the LOVE of money takes precedence over providing a means of living to families here. Nope. No more oreos for me. I’ll learn how to make them myself.

  140. Muregain Says: July 11, 2016 at 11:32 am

    This was all thanks to American sugar policies (in order to reduce obesity and diabetes index). Not Because Nabisco decides it wanted to betray the super fabulous USA. Maybe because laws and policies in the US are made without any sense or consideration for all parties.

    People mad about some cookies when the US has been taking aggressively over resources from all over the world, companies and importing cheap quality products from china, guatemala and taiwan for decades and selling it to US citizens as MADE IN USA products… Yep, sounds pretty American to me.

    “Please! don’t let this low quality, diabetes and obesity increasing products be made somewhere else! We OWN the disease!”

    Hahahaha. What does Mexico produces as well?
    Hershey’s, Brach’s, Sunrise, Sonric’s, Marinela, Holanda, Nestle, Hellman’s, Wall’s, BMW’s, Prada, DELL, Compaq, XBOX and even Marlboro …

    I mean, after all, Mexico is cheaper but certainly not lesser in quality.
    My salary is about $900 usd a month owning 2 business and working as freelance over the internet, very low for your standards, I know, but since I live in Mexico I can afford 2 cars no older than 4 years, a 2 story house with all services, located in the nicest neighborhood in my city, insurance, 3 dogs, a cat, 2 PS4, 3 laptops, a powerful gaming desktop PC build, 2 Ipones (5 and 6), my girlfriend, soon to be wife, a trip to the beach or the dunes every week or so, eating out almost every day, a beautiful garden, a collection of over 300 movie dvds, over 200 xbox 360 games, around 20 full priced Ps4 games and like 100 fucking indies, fixing the house around (painting, re decorating, etc) and an engagement ring… All of this in less than 4 years.
    So, do I have a cheaper salary? yeah
    do I live in a cheaper country? yeah
    Do I hate the corruption, crime rate and the horrible weather? yeah.
    Do I have a lower quality life than most of you? no… I’d say I’m living the American dream right here in one of the most Mexican towns you can find.

    Mexican cuisine is considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage and we have 6 other heritages on the list while the USA has 0… total.
    US “cuisine” ? errr, no, thanks… It’s just sugar coated cookies, burgers, and hot dogs.
    Even the imitation of food from other countries in the US is poorly made and gross (Taco Bell? ugh…disgusting. American Pizza? no, please stop. Canned spaghetti? LMFAO! Mac&Cheese? I can’t remember the last time I ate M&C, we give that crap to spoiled children’s only)

    But wait, that is only MADE in Mexico, the products which the thing is made off are not Mexican, these come from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Spain, etc.

    In your desperation to make the US “great” the country has becomes one of the most expensive places to give jobs and place productions. So, while everyone blinded by the American pride and the high quality of a middle class citizen, the industries, the market turns it’s back to the country because is not profitable anymore. People want to pay LESS for more and so products needs to cost less to be made as well.

    Mexicans = bad quality… Really? I’ve seen thousands of news telling us how gross and dangerous most fast food restaurants (like 80% of food places in the US xD) are DIRTY as fuck, employees spit, sneeze and even fuck your food before serving it, all while praising the American dream I believe.
    You won’t find that shit here unless you’re cheap as fuck and choose to go to the ugliest and saddest places, which is mostly the case. We Mexicans are surprised when we see “gringo’s” eating at our finest restaurants or buying clothes in Prada or Louis Vuitton stores in our malls… We expect to see you over at McDonald’s, All for 5$ stores and Milano’s (a cheap clothing store).

    Make no mistake, there are more rich people in the US, we know, but the rich people in Mexico, even tho not as many, are richer than Donald Trump.
    I mean… What’s DT net worth? 4.5 billion usd? lol…
    Carlos Slim (only ONE of the richest men in Mexico, not THE richest man in Mexico)
    CS net worth is over 58 billion usd.

    Quality over quantity, perhaps.
    Let’s not even talk about Chapo Guzman, who might have bought the entire fucking American Continent and still has plenty of money around to spend in 50 life times.

    I’ve worked in restaurants, factories and 5 star hotels in Mexico, you would shit your own faces in surprise of how tight and professional security, quality and customer service standards are managed.
    I had a time in a Guadalajara’s Sanborn’s where you had to take a drug test every month, use magnetic cards and 5 minutes to go into the freezer and the bread that was served had to be baked that same day inside the restaurant.
    Never seen that shit in the USA or Canada even.
    And it’s not even a classy restaurant, you can find a Sanborn’s every 5 street blocks.
    I went to a Ozzies good eats once, and I had indigestion for a whole week.

    I shit you not and I say this in no way to be offensive, just an honest, educated Mexican straightening it out for most people who believe my country is still in development. But most American kids who work in stores or food chains in the US wouldn’t survive in Mexico. They would end up selling fried chicken or cupcakes in a corner or something.

    Understand this… The illegal mexicans you have over there, in your country, stealing your jobs and too lazy to work at the same time (LOL) are not even middle class Mexicans… They are the poor, poor people and I mean fucking poor, not just “kinda poor”. I mean people who’s houses are on the side of the roads, their floors are made of dirt, their kids are running around naked outside with an ugly dog tied to a leash made from old socks or rope.

    I am a middle class Mexican. My sister has a house by the beach with a pool and all, she’s not working or anything, her husband imports and exports sea food for a living, my mother is baking cookies and cakes to sell, my uncle works as a manager in a super market, I’ve been working since I was 8 over at my uncles ceramic manufactures company.

    It would also help if Americans visiting Mexico weren’t so cheap as to visit every single dumpster and low class restaurant they can find.
    Our industrial centers are beautiful and considered some of the best places to work in.
    btw we don’t get kids and uneducated mother fuckers into just any job… To work in Teletech, for example, where Mexicans answer your call about why your computer’s not turning on, it not just any dumb Mexican in a sombrero you’re talking, it’s actually a high school graduated, bilingual (most cases multilingual), code dressed, decent fucking “fresa” (that’s how we call upper middle class people in Mexico, Fresas- strawberry, for the non Spanish   ) so it’s a fresa mexican telling you “sir, don’t be stupid, please plug your computer and try again, thank you, have a nice day!”
    Teletech has A/C in every single room, magnetic card security on every door, HP and DELL up to date computer equipment, high quality projectors, 3 gyms, 8 floors, 4 cafeterias, 10 vending machines, 24 flat 48′ tv screens and a pet Iguana we used to call Sancho (not sure if still lives, i’ve not been there for a decade, think about it… In 2006 Teletech, the Mexican company that you used to think had donkeys and piñatas for employees had a better and more expensive structure than your average 5 star hotel).
    We have BMW’s factories and Louis Vuitton even.

    USA used to be a great empire… but no empire lives forever, the fallen Rome knows better.
    It’s time to open your eyes and realize that The United States of America is no longer in the top 10 list.

  141. D Gail Begley Says: July 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I will no longer be buying Oreos. I don’t buy food not made in the USA.

  142. Alek ZD Says: July 13, 2016 at 1:46 am

    And a city like Chicago even, that needs jobs more than anything. This really pisses me off.
    I guess I’ll try these Hydrox cookies everyone’s talking about. Made in Califoria, not Illinois, but whatever. Apparently they’re the original “oreo” cookie? At any rate, even if they don’t taste as good, I’d rather buy an American-made product.

  143. The entire baking industry and anything peripheral has been restructuring for years. I think the main effect might actually be mechanization. They can make equipment that will make almost any baked goods at about “500 miles an hour”. The technology has gotten way better since approx the late 1980’s. Thats what your seeing. If they have to rebuild they can put all the new stuff up in an industrial park somewhere in Mexico, all the new equipment, and also not have the logistics nightmares of getting trucks in and out of cities like Chicago, that grew up around all the open roads they used to have…. you are seeing this everywhere…. the outskirts of almost every city are outpacing the inner cities at a far faster rate….I call it “Walmart style growth”… frontage roads, industrial parks, no inner city capital expenditures…. the logistics are too inefficient… cities have outgrown themselves, comparative to newer ways…

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