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Steve Stewart

Tomato Industry Consultant

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I retired as a Director at Campbell Soup Company in 2006 after 36 years in the food industry. I started Tomato 101 in 2006, and consult for several food and equipment supply companies.


My career started at Campbell Soup as a chemist in Quality Control, eventually being promoted to QC Manager before switching to Operations. I was a tomato paste plant manager and started Campbell's aseptic tank farm and rail car delivery system.


I left Campbell's as Assistant to the Plant Manager, worked 3 years at T.H. Richards, a fruit and tomato processor, and worked one year at American Home Foods before returning to Campbell Soup in 1984 to run their Tomato Processing Research Group. Years later I transferred to the Commercialization and Improvement Group in charge of tomato ingredients, tomato products processing, and new technology.


I was Chairman of the Tomato Processing Research Committee for 5 years for California League of Food Processors, and currently an Affiliate Member of CLFP.


I co-authored and presented CLFP's successful Tomato Processing School for 5 years.

Some of my clients include........


  • J.G. Boswell Tomato Company
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Pacific Coast Producers
  • OLAM Tomato Processors
  • Ingomar Packing Company
  • Del Monte Corporation
  • Aran Packaging
  • Furmano's
  • Assan Foods

Plus other clients in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.