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Steve Stewart

Tomato Industry Consultant

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I can explain basic or detailed tomato processing to you and your employees.

I tailor the presentation to my audience.
How is tomato paste made? How are tomatoes peeled? How are tomatoes diced? What is paste finish? Hot break/cold break.... what does that mean? How does an evaporator work in simple terms? How do you read mold, Brix, color, pH, drained weight? How is spoilage detected? Tomato terminology explained.                   Speak like a pro after the presentation.
I use easy-to-understand terms, videos and photos, and interesting demonstrations.
I will come to your location,  bring my laptop loaded with the presentation, demos to help explain concepts, and the entire presentation copied in color and placed in 3-ring binders.


 Click on 'FAQ', above,for everyday questions & answers


 Tomato Ingredient Manufacturers

       Did a rail car or truck load of tomato paste or diced tomatoes get rejected? Are your customers questioning your lab results? Do your customers know what specifications are important for their products? I can speak with your customers to help them understand what is important, and work with you to dial in better results.

Tomato Ingredient Buyers

Are you buying the correct tomato ingredients for your products? Is your catsup too thin? Is your pizza sauce too runny? Is your spaghetti sauce too orange? Is your tomato paste yield low when you make your products? Do the diced tomatoes turn to mush in your operation? Does your COA list the correct specifications for your products? I can help.


Owners, CEO's, Plant Managers
I can help you and your team optimize your manufacturing operation to deliver ingredients and products your customers expect.

 I can work with your plant operations, engineers, maintenance, marketing, R&D, and Quality Control to achieve your goals.

I can help with.............
  • Tomato processing ideas
  • Tomato products
  • System layout
  • Tomato ingredient suppliers
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Yield & Quality improvement
  • Training videos
  • Expert witness

Email me at

cell: 916.698.5229

Industry Links   California League of Food Processors    Processing Tomato Advisory Board     World Processing Tomato Council    California Tomato Growers Association    Food Ingredients     Used Food Machinery    National Agricultural Statistics Service