Tomatoes

Our California tomato operations provide industrial and retail customers with highly customised finished products and packaging matching customer specifications.

We have the ability to develop, reliably and consistently, new products from concept thorough to commercialisation.

Product Quality and Variety

We are the only tomato processor in the U.S. using a T.A.S.T.E. evaporator, (Thermally Accelerated Short-Time Evaporation), resulting in superior tomato flavour and colour.

As the largest organic tomato processor, we understand how to address variability at the operational level, sparking innovation across all platforms. Plus, our organic tomato operations have the longest processing season of any supplier, providing reliable availability and higher quality.

Innovation

Within the tomato processing industry, Olam is a leader in product, process and packaging innovation. This includes formulation development based on customer requirements for RTD sauces, condiments, ketchup, salsas, clean label tomato purees, canned tomato products and industrial pizza sauces suitable for clean transfer process.   

We also produce a wide range of tomato ingredients including Cold Break tomato paste with high colour and lycopene, hot break tomato paste with high thickness serving the entire world customised tomato paste.

Our peeled and diced tomatoes have superior taste, texture and are low in defects across a wide portfolio of dice sizes. Olam’s clean label and value-added tomato purees and sauces bring out the best tomato flavour in finished products. 

We have a unique capability to incorporate a wide range of fresh vegetables in our product, thus creating 'chunky' and 'crunchy' texture within our product range.  

Locations and Supply Chain

Through contracted grower relationships, we oversee the entire process from planting to harvesting, ensuring full traceability and security of supply.

All tomatoes are grown in the California sun within a 40-mile radius to one of our 2 processing facilities located in Lemoore and Williams.

During fresh pack, we can package products within 8 hours of harvest in finished products.

Our investments in sustainability, process technologies, research and development, and innovation support our hard-working product mix, contributing value throughout the supply chain.

Food Safety and Risk Management

Our complete control of the supply chain from growing to processing ensures the highest level of food safety and product security.

We have strategically placed processing facilities in different geographical zones, providing diverse weather, pest and water related risks for secure supplies.

Sustainability

We actively and continually initiate change to operate in the most sustainable way.

Our tomato pomace by-product, including seeds and peel, is used as an ingredient for soil compost, diverting over 20,000 tonnes from landfill.

100% of the water from the plant is discharged to viable fields for reuse and groundwater re-charge.

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