Tomato Page

California dominates the world production of processed tomato products.  With current industry capacity of over 11 million tons, the state processes 1/3 of the world’s supply of tomato products.

Fifteen primary processors operate thirty plants located throughout the central valley of California.  Three additional CLFP member firms manufacture sun dried, frozen and dehydrated tomato products.

Our member tomato processors include every full-line canner of branded tomato products, every private label manufacturer and every participant in the industrial tomato business, manufacturing paste and bulk diced tomatoes.

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Tomato Statistics

Bulk Container Diced Tomato Procedures (May 2007)

The CLFP Diced Tomato Subcommittee has completed its development of suggested definitions and procedures for sampling and determining certain attributes for bulk container diced tomato.  These include :  Sampling Procedure, Sampler, Percent Drain Weight, Percent Rinsed Drain Weight, Character, and Texture/Firmness.

These procedures are the result of a consensus of members of the CLFP Diced Tomato Committee regarding suggested definitions and procedures for diced tomato packed in bulk containers.

Tomato Processors

Tomato Industry Links

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