Del Monte Foods, Inc. is proud to offer brands that nourish every member of the family. Did you know that many of your favorite foods are part of our brand family? Our brands include Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, and S&W®. Del Monte Foods Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies in the world, including Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Del Monte Canada, Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. To learn more about Del Monte worldwide, please click here.
The U.S. Fruit, Vegetable, Tomato and Broth packaged foods categories represent ~$1.6 billion in sales. Del Monte has either the #1 or #2 All-Outlet market share position in Fruit, Vegetables, Tomato and Broth.
- Capitalize on Del Monte's strong brands while ensuring the overall long-term health of our categories
- Leverage our deep understanding of consumer needs and strong partnerships with our customers to deliver category-leading innovation, marketing and retailer programs
- Deliver against core consumer trends (including consumers' desire to eat healthier foods)
New Products and Recent Innovations
Del Monte® Fruit Refreshers™ are the perfect pairing of luscious chunks of fruit in refreshing fruit waters for a light, not too sweet, healthy snack. These delicious adult fruit cups were voted Product of the Year 2017 in the healhty snacking category! Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award with 40,000 people participating in a national survey conducted by TNS.
Introducing the next offering in our line of adult fruit cups, Del Monte® Fruit & Chia! A whole serving of fruit* with an added boost of chia seeds gives you a cup full of flavor, fiber, and 800mg of omega-3s. Learn more at SnackRefresh.com!
*Each container has 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruit per USDA Nutrient Data.
We grow our fruit, vegetables and tomatoes with care on farms that have been with us for generations. We preserve that wholesome goodness for families to nourish their loved ones with the best quality products. We want our consumers to know what is in their food to help them make the best decisions for their family.
All of the fruit, vegetables and tomatoes in Del Monte products have always come from traditional breeding techniques and are not the result of any modern genetic engineering, or genetic modification (Non-GMO). 70 of our best-selling vegetable and tomato products are completely Non-GMO and can be found by looking for the Non-GMO label on the product.
Even though the FDA, USDA, World Health Organization, and the American Medical Association have concluded that products containing genetically engineered ingredients are safe, Del Monte remains committed to meeting evolving consumer preferences and continues to explore Non-GMO ingredient alternatives where possible.
Before 2016, certain Del Monte products did contain added ingredients (like sweeteners or flavorings) that were typically derived from genetically engineered sugar, corn or soybeans. However, Del Monte made a significant investment to source these added ingredients from Non-GMO origins. As a result, we converted the majority of our vegetables and fruit cups and most of our tomato products to “Non-GMO” by the end of our 2016 pack season (Sept/Oct 2016).
In 2016, we worked with the USDA to verify our sweet corn products as non-genetically modified resulting in the USDA certification, "USDA Process Verified Non-GE/GMO".
Del Monte is the first consumer products company ever to meet USDA’s strict criteria to qualify for their Non-GMO process verification program. This process goes to great lengths to ensure that Del Monte’s sweet corn is not mutated or impacted by “drift” pollination that can occur when our specialty sweet corn is grown in areas near genetically modified commodity corn. Look for the USDA Process Verified Non-GE/GMO claim on our corn products.
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Del Monte’s top priority is the quality and safety of our products. For more than 40 years, BPA has been approved by the FDA for use in food contact applications, and can coatings containing BPA have played an essential part in food preservation.
In response to growing consumer and customer preference, we worked closely with can manufacturers and lining suppliers to approve non-BPA internal can lining alternatives that met both food safety and consumer quality requirements. Given the critical role in ensuring product safety and preserving quality, any replacement for BPA had to pass rigorous safety and quality testing before we accepted it for use in our products. If an alternative proves safe and effective in a particular application, we will pursue it.
For instance, we started transitioning to Non-BPA linings back in 2009 for some of our vegetable, fruit and tomato products where the new linings were proven safe and effective through test pack, shelf-life studies, and analytical testing. In 2016, we transitioned all Del Monte® tomato products as well as nearly 100 percent of fruit and vegetable products found under the Del Monte® brand to non-BPA linings.
We made these changes thoughtfully and carefully to ensure the safety, quality and nutritional integrity of our products, as well as the taste that our consumers expect.
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