Lies, damn lies, and press releases

On a more trivial note, a press release about French’s Mustard states:

Recently there has been some confusion as to the origin of French’s mustard. For the record, French’s would like to say, there is nothing more American than French’s mustard.

Well, I’m sure they’d like to say it. However, “New Jersey-based Reckitt Benckiser” is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reckitt & Colman plc, a British company. Before that, it was owned by Benckiser NV, a Dutch company. I can’t help thinking that there must surely be a great many things which are more American than a British mustard manufacturer.