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Facilities & Capabilities

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The primary Mercer Foods operation center is located in Modesto, CA. Our strategic location in California’s Central Valley — at the nexus of vital transportation hubs — allows us to quickly source, produce and ship high-quality freeze-dried food products.

Our Facility

Our 240,000-square-foot facility is at the center of our 20-acre campus. An extensive frozen storage system, both on and off campus, is used for our incoming frozen ingredients. Finished freeze-dried products are stored in temperature-controlled areas prior to delivering to our customers. All these systems are designed to maintain optimum product quality.

Our campus also boasts a 220,000 square-foot solar field, as part of our broader dedication to sustainability.

Our Capabilities

We receive individually quick frozen (IQF) fruits and vegetables at our facility, and then follow them through the entire process until they are shipped out to you. Our state-of-the-art production capabilities enable efficient, high-volume, high-quality production, and include:

  • Freeze-drying: Our chambers are capable of drying over 135,000 pounds of product daily
  • Packaging: We can produce stand-up pouches, pillow packs, bag in box or totes. Our packing rooms control temperature and humidity in our processing rooms to maintain an optimal environment for our products
  • Processing: Our dry processing, screening and milling areas are contained to create a barrier of protection that ensures optimum product quality. This level of protection helps to ensure that each freeze-dried food order we send arrives in excellent condition.
  • Quality Assurance: On-site quality control ensures that each piece you get is to your expectations
  • Warehousing & Shipping: We have 66,000 square feet of warehouse space for products, and ship all week long to get your products to you on time and in full

Research & Development

Mercer Foods’ in-house R&D experts manage every step of technical product development. We maintain an on-site test kitchen to host customers in new product development sessions, and we operate freeze-drying pilot runs for trials of new products. Feel confident that all key product attributes are handled – from consistency, to allergens and flavor profile.

Contract Manufacturing

Mercer Foods is your partner in private label products.

Mercer Foods offers a range of contract manufacturing services for freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. To suit multiple needs, brands and markets, we offer comprehensive and customizable packaging options including stand-up pouches, pillow packs and bulk solutions.

We also partner with retailers to create private label and store branded products, and we use capabilities to co-pack food products for leading CPG brands.