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My bet is that the First Street brand are Bonta tomatoes.
Lydia,I supppose anything is possible with a private branded product, but Escalon, the producer of the Bonta products, has claimed for years that it does not add citric acid to its tomatoes, as it so notes on the third page of the Escalon product guide at http://www.escalon.net/common/pdfs/product_guide.pdf. However, that doesn't mean that there is no citric acid in their tomatoes because there is naturally occurring citric acid. My recollection is that years ago Stanislaus used to note citric acid in their ingredients list but later changed the wording to "naturally derived citric acid". See, for example, http://www.stanislaus.com/_pdfs/Saporito-Concentrated-Crushed-Tomatoes.pdf. I have not seen the ingredients labels for Escalon's professional product line for some years, but I do not ever recall seeing Escalon list citric acid in their ingredients lists on labels, and certainly not on the labels of their retail products. If I were they, I would not risk potential blowback by starting to do it on private branded products. They would be exposed almost immediately by their competitors.Peter
I believe that is still correct for the Escalon branded products, the only "slight" exception I'm aware of is the Heinz branded tomatoes that are fresh packed at the Escalon plant (e.g. Papa John Pizza Sauce and the Classico's