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By Candice Choi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kraft Heinz slashing 2,500 jobs in Canada and U.S. as part of cost-cutting plan

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs in the U.S. and Canada as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined.

Spokesman Michael Mullen says the affected workers were to be notified in person. About 700 of the cuts were coming in Northfield, Illinois, where Kraft had been headquartered.