Categories & Products
- Bulk tomato products
Bulk diced tomatoes
Bulk dried/sundried tomatoes
Bulk organic tomato paste
Bulk sauces/pizza sauces
Bulk tomato paste - Cold break
Bulk tomato paste - Hot break
Bulk tomato powder/flakes
Bulk tomato puree/passata
- Organic tomato products
- Other tomato products
> 1 million tonnes
13448 Volta Road
93635, Los Banos - California
1 209 826 8000
1 209 826 8266
Contact name : Paul Maxon
Contact email : Click to see email address
Providing superior customer value through Reliability, Customer Relationships and Innovative Technology.
At Morning Star, we deliver superior customer value through our dedication to providing a reliable supply of consistent quality product, value-added customer service, and sustainable pricing from innovation and scale. With three tomato processing facilities throughout California, we are the most geographically diverse processor in the industry - increasing our reliability of supply.
Our factories have the largest production scale in the world, with resources solely dedicated to tomatoes. As the first processor to operate a dedicated processed organic line, it’s clear that Morning Star is comfortable with constantly changing environments and markets. We have pioneered changes in production technology that have helped increase efficiencies throughout the industry. We have the broadest involvement in the global tomato industry and are active in tomato research to constantly search for new ways to improve operations and deliver superior customer value.
In the news
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Tomato News Conference, June 8, 2021: Mark De La Mater
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“The first slide provides just a quick overview of trends in...
California: now is not the time for expanding capacity
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“The takeaway is that we need to be very rigorous in making sure our 2021 pack is well-proportioned according to customer needs.”...
TOP50 tomato processing companies worldwide in 2020
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California: Impact of increasing temperatures
"The biggest risk is for tomato production"
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California: notable drop in industrial capacity in 2020
Installed capacity now more in line with industrial needs
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Morning Star Launches New Website - a Labor of Love
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2020 Season Update from Morning Star
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CoVid-19: the industry adapts to the constraints
March 20, 2020
Morning Star COVID-19 Pandemic Virus Outbreak Statement
“To whom it may concern,
The Morning Star Packing...
Nurseries: integrated management software
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California: processing capacity is up
Is the California Bulk Paste Industry in over capacity?
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Support The Tomato Foundation Health Claim Project!
Morning Star will match dollar for dollar up to USD 25,000!
The Tomato Foundation is looking to obtain an EFSA Health Claim...
Penalty against Morning Star rescinded
Penalty against Morning Star rescinded
According to a press release published by the Morning Star Company on 10 March 2017, the Regional Water...
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The 2022 Tomato News Conference
After two years online, the Tomato News Conference comes back in person during CibusTec Forum in Parma on Wednesday 26 October 2022.
26/10/2022 to 26/10/2022
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