Bonduelle Fresh Americas has been a leader in producing innovative fresh food products since 1969. It was then that founder Dennis Gertmenian prepared his first customized fresh-cut salad order. Pressed for time, Gertmenian bought French knives, cutting boards and a bathtub for washing the produce, and prepared and delivered customized orders on a regular basis.
Today, the company, formerly known as Ready Pac Foods, produces an average of 700,000 pounds of finished product a day out of its approximately 472,000-square-foot Irwindale, Calif., plant. Bonduelle Fresh Americas also produces a wide array of fresh-cut, ready-to-eat salads and vegetables sold in retail and foodservice channels from its USDA-certified and QAI organic-certified processing plants in Florence, N.J.; Jackson, Ga.; Swedesboro, N.J. Bonduelle Fresh Americas also maintains an agricultural facility in Salinas, Calif., and a sales office in Bentonville, Ark.