Nourishing Consumers




Our products have been part of people’s meals at home for generations, offering nutrition through our shelf-stable, plant-based, culinary food behind brands that people trust

Del Monte Pacific Ltd. is passionate about cultivating good food that brings health and nutrition to our consumers. As one of the most well-known and well-trusted brands in the market, we are committed to maintaining this trust.
At Del Monte, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, from growing healthy produce that enriches the land to providing nutritious products to consumers and communities. We produce food that go through comprehensive quality and safety procedures to provide premium products which meet the strictest food standards to nourish consumers. 

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Product Quality and Safety




















The Group ensures that consumers understand our commitment to conform to food safety standards and regulatory requirements through our food safety management system. DMPL facilities have quality certifications which attest to the quality and safety of our products. Our toll manufacturers likewise adhere to the same commitment.
  1. Del Monte Foods, Inc.’s (DMFI) products, from farm to consumer, are assessed for their nutrient profile, ingredient safety and packaging integrity.

  2. DMFI designed and deployed a multi-layered quality system protocol to each of its facilities that begins with its executive leadership providing proper guidance and direction. This is further supported by our manufacturing site procedures.

  3. In FY22, all of our facilities received an A or AA rating from the Global Food Safety Initiative.

  4. Del Monte conducts extensive Risk Assessment/Hazard Analysis and incorporates actions to assure that the products and ingredients meet the highest standards prior to market launch.

  5. The Quality Policy of Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) is committed to Total Customer Satisfaction in providing food products that meet the highest global standards in quality, food safety, hygiene and service.

  6. The Company has a Quality Management and Food Safety System in place that ensures the quality and safety of our products. Manufacturing programs have been established to mitigate hazards including periodic assessments facilitated by third-party certification agencies.

  7. DMPI undergoes certification and customer audits, and findings, if any, are addressed immediately to ensure the Company’s processes meet or exceed the standards. In FY22, the Company underwent 11 certification audits, 1 regulatory audit and 11 customer audits by reputable independent international auditors, business partners, and customers.

  8. Each facility has their own Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and Emergency Response teams and procedures to ensure they continue to operate and mitigate product, environmental and workplace risks. The BCPs are tested periodically as part of the employees’ training on crisis management The Toll Manufacturers’ Quality Management Programs ensure that toll manufacturers are aligned with the Company’s safety and quality standards using a standard scorecard and key performance indicators. The respective managers oversee their operations.

  9.  The Toll Manufacturers’ Quality Management Programs ensure that toll manufacturers are aligned with the Company’s safety and quality standards using a standard scorecard and key performance indicators. The respective managers oversee their operations.

  10. Toll manufacturers are required to hold FSSC 22000, BRC, and HACCP certifications. Five out of six toll manufacturers have one of these quality certifications.

  11.  DMPI regularly audits its toll manufacturers in compliance with its GMP, HACCP, and Good Laboratory Practices standards. All toll manufacturing facilities complied with these standards and are verified by internal and external audits.

  12. Our Toll Pack team strives to reduce consumer complaints by involving our toll manufacturers in the resolution of issues and improvement of our processes. 




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Health and Nutrition










Del Monte is a well-trusted brand committed to health and nutrition. We aspire to preserve this trust among consumers.

As the Original Plant-Based Food Company®, Del Monte spent 135+ years developing products focusing on nourishment. By building on this rich history, we believe that we can Grow Good for a healthier and hopeful tomorrow for our people and our planet. Products that deliver full servings of fruits and vegetables, while also introducing new flavors and functional ingredients, highlight the depth of the earth’s goodness.

We grow and produce our products using sustainable and earth-friendly practices. 

  1. In the U.S., Del Monte was the first major food producer to voluntarily adopt nutritional labeling on all food products.

  2. We aim to provide at least half a cup of fruits or vegetables per serving for most of our products in the U.S., and meet healthy nutrient levels as recommended by the FDA. The majority of our produce are picked and packed on the same day, ensuring 97% preservative-free produce.

  3. The vast majority of DMFI products contain positive nutrients and are considered healthy.

  4. DMFI products meet FDA guidelines for fruit and vegetable servings, and our unique process, processing crops not far from the field, means that our products retain more nutrients than our competitors’. Majority of our products are low in fat. The Company also carries several specialized product lines: organic, no sugar added, low-salt, reduced-salt, and low in calories for those seeking additional health benefits or following specific diets.

  5. All vegetables, fruits and tomato products of Del Monte Foods come from traditional breeding techniques and are not the result of any modern genetic engineering, or genetic modification (Non-GMO). More than 70 of our best-selling vegetable and tomato products are Non-GMO. Del Monte was the first manufacturer to work with the USDA for non-GMO verification for corn products for consumer assurance on sweet corn products. The Company continues to use strict quality assurance protocols to maintain its non-GMO status.

  6. In the U.S., we verify non-GMO ingredients from suppliers and source replacement non-GMO ingredients where necessary. All non-GMO products All non-GMO products are self-certified, and DMFI complies with the USDA bio-engineering disclosure.

  7. In Asia, we anchor our nutrition platforms on immunity, heart and bone health, and proper digestion.

  8. The Company aims to reduce sugar and sodium by 30% and 15%, respectively by FY26.

  9. In FY22, DMPI achieved 29% average sugar reduction and 27% average sodium reduction for certain SKUs.

  10. To support the Company’s goal of Better Nutrition, R&D is evaluating a Nutrition Profiling System to determine the health level and nutrition properties of the Company’s products.

  11. Based on such evaluation, close to 80% of our Company’s products provide better nutrition. DMPI targets a 10 percentage point nutrition profile improvement across the portfolio.

  12. The Company’s products are mostly plant-based. Pineapples are rich in vitamins and minerals that boost immunity, while tomato products contain lycopene, a nutrient full of antioxidant properties that helps prevent certain diseases.



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Product Innovation














The Del Monte name has been synonymous with premium quality since its debut in 1886. For generations, our company has proudly earned this reputation with a singular dedication to quality and a series of innovations.

As a market leader that seeks to cater to consumer preferences, we understand that consumers are becoming increasingly mindful of the ingredients in their food and are often looking for positive health properties such as low-fat, low-sugar or low-sodium. This emphasis on health benefits has ongoing implications for product design and sourcing.

  1. About 33% of DMFI’s R&D spending is allocated to innovation. New products accounted for 5.3% of total sales in USA in FY2022.

  2. Del Monte Foods developed Joyba Bubble Tea to allow consumers to enjoy bubble tea anytime and anywhere. Joyba Bubble Tea is a first-of-its-kind retail line of boba shop-inspired beverages made with real brewed tea and infused with vibrant fruit flavors and popping boba.

  3. The new Del Monte Fruit Infusions with an antioxidant vitamin C that helps support smart snacking. Each Fruit Infusion snack cup has unique ingredients that today’s consumers love like coffee extract, acerola cherry, turmeric, elderberry extract and aloe.

  4. The product line was extended with “Happy Heart.” Happy Heart contains delicious peaches and pears in cherry hibiscus flavored juice, infused with antioxidants and natural ingredients including acerola cherry and chia which are especially beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.

  5. Del Monte’s Veggieful line of Riced Veggies provides delicious and unexpected ways to enjoy a daily serving of vegetables. Made with wholesome, non-GMO ingredients and mixed with add-ins like diced veggies, legumes and spices, this mouthwatering dish can be enjoyed alone or as the perfect complement to another main or side dish.

  6. Innovation and renovation in the Philippine Market has largely focused on strengthening our core categories behind relevant functional benefits. New products contributed 6.5% of total FY22 sales of DMPI.

  7. Del Monte launched a new, summer season flavor for its fruit cocktail – Del Monte Fiesta with Mandarin Orange and Del Monte Fiesta with Langka (Jackfruit). These flavors are a delicious medley of pineapple, papaya, nata de coco and cherries – featuring bright wedges of mandarin orange or festive slivers of jackfruit.

  8. Del Monte Fit ‘n Right Juice Drinks offer personalized choices fit for young adults’ fitness journey and come in three concepts: “Burn” that helps reduce fat, “Control” that makes one feel full longer, and “Detox” that detoxifies the body.

  9. We launched seasonal Del Monte Juice Drink variants with delicious and healthy flavors to drive home consumption occasions. These include Melon Cucumber and Tropical Punch, and 100% Tipco Kiwi and Lychee.

  10. DMPI’s strategic joint venture with Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk), the largest dairy company in Vietnam, launched new products in the Philippines in September 2021. These include ready-to-drink Del Monte-Vinamilk Fresh Milk, Del Monte-Vinamilk IQ Smart Flavored Milk, Del Monte-Vinamilk YoGurt Drink and Del Monte-Vinamilk Tea Bliss Milk Tea. The JV presents a growth opportunity as Del Monte expands into a new category with products consumed in Filipino households daily.

  11. Del Monte Carbonara made with real milk and real cream was relaunched with a fresh pack design and upsized in recognition of the growing love of Filipinos for sauces beyond red sauces.

  12. Del Monte strives to offer the best quality product that gives a delectable, al dente pasta experience to more discerning consumers with the relaunch of Del Monte Pasta Italiana made only from the finest durum semolina wheat.

  13. Following the success of S&W Sweet 16 fresh pineapple, we launched S&W Deluxe Premium, a naturally-ripened extra sweet pineapple, in November 2021 in China, Japan and South Korea with favorable market feedback. Majority are sold in China through our distributors, and this premium fresh variety is gaining traction in China’s retail segment.

  14. As part of S&W’s plan to provide high-quality, healthy products globally, it came up with Not From Concentrate (NFC) Pineapple Juice, made of 100% MD2 Pineapple Juice, i.e. from the premium fresh pineapple variety. S&W offers NFC Pineapple Juice to customers as an ingredient for their pineapple smoothies, ice lollies or packaged NFC juice.

  15. The Group’s frozen fruit product uses Nice Fruit’s revolutionary technology. Extra sweet and golden yellow pineapples from fully ripened fruits are cut into spears then frozen without breaking the cellular structure of the fruit. This technology is superior to Individually Quick-Frozen (IQF) technology.

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Our Group understands the need to have a sustainable packaging to protect the environment. We target to innovate our packaging towards responsible stewardship of the environment while maintaining the quality and safety of our products. This motivates us to rework our product packaging in a more environment-friendly manner.

  1. As the first major U.S. food producer to voluntarily adopt nutritional labeling on all our products, we have continually proven our commitment to the health benefits of our products. The Company partners with retailers to review nutritional facts and labels and update shelf-life recommendations

  2. In the US, all Del Monte, Contadina tomato products and nearly 100 percent of Del Monte fruit and vegetable products have been converted to non-Bisphenol A (BPA) linings since 2016.

  3. DMFI is committed to informing people what is in our packaging and how to recycle it. In 2019, we joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition to partner pre-competitively with other leading packaging suppliers and CPGs to work towards more sustainable packaging solutions that deliver delicious shelf stable food while ensuring it's safe to eat. We have included more detailed recycling instructions on our packages using How2Recycle labeling.

  4. Currently, all of the ~12,000 tons of corrugate we use for trays, cases and displays are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). As we move closer to 2025, we will work with our suppliers to maintain 100% certification either through FSC or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for corrugate and other packaging materials.

  5. DMFI’s products contains recycled contents:
    a.  Products are packed in corrugate boxes, which contains 33 percent recycled content
    b.  Paper-based products are 100 percent certified by Sustainable Forestry Initiative® or Forest Stewardship Council®

  6. Del Monte Foods is conducting trials on two new plant-based plastic options, mono-material recyclable plastic components and downgauged plastic in both seven- and four-ounce fruit cups.

  7. In the Philippines, all packaging materials in the cannery and toll packers are 100% BPA-Non Intent.

  8. DMPI reduced rigid plastic bottles and caps material usage by 10% and stand-up pouches by 4.4%.

  9. The Company also innovated our packaging for consumers’ convenience. Our juices come in resealable one-liter cartons.




















To ensure that our products are safe, we have a robust traceability program allowing us to protect our consumers’ health during unwarranted events by identifying the origin of the product from its production to the retailer. This equips us to efficiently handle consumer inquiries. Having a reliable traceability program enables the Group to have an effective process to identify a defective product or component and to execute the recall process, if warranted.

  1. The Group conducts periodic quality audits with our co-manufacturers to ensure compliance with our standards.

  2. The Group’s traceability program is frequently tested and results are used to drive continuous process improvements.

  3. DMFI significantly enhanced its traceability program by using electronic tracking to allow faster and more accurate product traceability.

  4. Del Monte also maintains records that allow the Company to determine the source of the ingredients used in its products.

  5. In the U.S., 50 mock Type 1 and Type 2 recalls were conducted across Del Monte Foods facilities, co-packers and distribution centers. The Company abides by the federal food safety requirements with a product traceability program that provides product tracking from manufacturing along the chain to customers.

  6. In the Philippines, our facilities and toll manufacturers comply with the standards of the Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) to trace products from its production date.

  7. DMPI conducts traceability exercises and can complete its production lots identification from raw manufacturing to the packaging process.  

  8. In the Philippines, the Company conducted 18 trace exercises, all within the 4-hour time frame.

  9. DMPI conducts training for employees in handling issues related to product recalls, complaints and safety.  

  10. Traceability assessment is conducted during certification and customer audits of our facility and our toll manufacturers.