U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D. Pa.) told House members on Thursday they should "say no to Oreo" because Mondelez International Inc. has decided to close the Philadelphia plant that manufactures Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers and relocate the production to Mexico.
The Northeast plant employs 350 workers.
"Now, keep in mind this is a company, Mondelez, that is in no way in financial disarray. In fact, their revenues last year topped $50 billion," Boyle said on the House floor in Washington. "This plant that was closed is profitable, but not profitable enough."