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The Morning Star Packing Company

Tomato processor

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
    • Lycopene
    • Tomato fibers

> 1 million tonnes

Contact details
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.
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California: now is not the time for expanding capacity

On April 29, 2021, in its newsletter The MorningStar Packing Company published an open letter by Chris J. Rufer titled “California...
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US processing industry: facts and comments on the coming 2021 season

“The takeaway is that we need to be very rigorous in making sure our 2021 pack is well-proportioned according to customer needs.”...
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California: Impact of increasing temperatures

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California: notable drop in industrial capacity in 2020

Installed capacity now more in line with industrial needs According to information collected by the Morning Star company, Californian processing...
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Morning Star Launches New Website - a Labor of Love

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2020 Season Update from Morning Star

As the 2020 season quickly approaches, Morning Star is busier than ever with routine factory maintenance and new production line installations....
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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...
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Nurseries: integrated management software

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California: processing capacity is up

Is the California Bulk Paste Industry in over capacity? After a notable increase during the 2015 season and a slight fallback in 2016, the total...
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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...
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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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