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Bonduelle Fresh Americas (Ready Pac Foods) Overview

Irwindale, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., the business unit focuses on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. Acquired by ... Read more

Mission: Let’s create a better future through plant-based food.

Company Updates

  • We are honored to be named 2019 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine. Read the full article to see how we're leading the "pac."

    2019 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year: How Bonduelle Fresh Americas leads the pac to freshness

    It was 1969 when 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.

  • We're excited to announce our expanded leadership in fresh prepared meals with he introduction of Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ Salads in Canada. We couldn't have done it without the incredible hard work and dedication of all our associates involved.

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    Statement Regarding FDA Lifting Food Safety Advisory Due to Multistate Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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Bonduelle Fresh Americas (Ready Pac Foods) – Why Work For Us?


Bonduelle Fresh Americas: The Answer to Your Busy Life

Welcome to Bonduelle Fresh Americas, home of award-winning signature healthy salad blends, snacks, single-serve salads and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.

Already a Bonduelle Fresh Americas fan? Then you know our products are developed with you in mind. Outstanding quality, exceptional taste, and innovative solutions designed for your busy, on-the-go life make our products different from all the rest.

Never tried our products? Take a look and see for yourself what others have already found out…Bonduelle Fresh Americas provides more than just healthy food options, they bring a solution to your busy life. Fresh from the field goodness, meticulous care in washing and packing, and a distinctive selection of premium produce will inspire you to make plant-based foods the best part of every meal.


With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and elevĀte™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking and complete meals available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America. Learn more.


A History of Innovation


Since its founding over 45 years ago, Ready Pac Foods has strived to be the most innovative supplier in the fresh-cut foods industry.  Whether it’s our new and exciting products, packaging, or processing techniques, Ready Pac Foods has led the way.  Some examples of Ready Pac Foods innovation over the years include:

  • First to bring the concept of European Salad Blends to the U.S.
  • Created the “pillow pack” for bagged salads
  • Introduced unique, proprietary “crisp” packaging for bag salads which allows for superior visual  graphics
  • Invented the triple wash system, which is the industry standard for bagged salad todayundefined
  • Developed one of the single best-selling salads in the U.S. today – Ready Pac Foods The Grand Parisian® Complete Salad Kit
  • Developed the first single serve protein-added salad
  • Launched exclusive packaging designs for easy merchandising, such as Ready Pac Foods Bistro® bowl salads with a “foot” or our Ready Snax® shipped in a recyclable display case
  • Led the way in sustainable packaging and processing.  Many of our packages are made from recycled plastics, are recyclable or compostable, and the bowls for our Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Bowl Salads are manufactured in plants run by more than 50% solar powerundefined

We are committed to continuing to lead the way in innovation for years to come, by consistently developing new, great-tasting, convenient products and improving upon production methods to meet the needs of our customers and consumers.


Ready Pac Foods is actively involved in ways to improve our environment. We continue to make great advances in reducing our carbon footprint, including working with suppliers who have the same commitment. Below are just some of the ways Ready Pac Foods is committed to minimizing our impact on the planet and continuously  supports sustainable agriculture & packaging.

  • We donate over 660,166 bags and trays of products to local food banks and community charities annually
  • Reduced loads of waste to landfill from 50% to 75% by installing trash compactors, while our recycling program increased dramatically
  • We recycle as many materials as possible, including corrugate, plastics, paper and metals. We recycle 8,600 tons annually
  • We sell our Fruit and Vegetable by-product to dairy farmers. The by-products help local farmers keep the cost of cattle feed down
  • We generate 3.0 Megawatts of electricity using natural gas with our Co-Generators. This helps keep our operating cost down to remain competitive, avoiding inflated costs to our customersundefined
  • Ready Pac Foods was recognized for water conservation efforts from 2006 to 2010. We saved 25,000 gallons of water per day
  • We use energy efficient lighting  in order to reduce energy usage
  • We designed a master production scheduling system to improve efficiencies and reduce operating days per week. The program has enabled our company to greatly reduce utility consumption, yielding lower operating costs
  • Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Bowl Salads use 70% post-consumer PET, and are made in a plant that operates using 50% solar energy
  • Each Ready Pac  Foods Bistro® Bowl Salad with insert reclaims 1.15 recycled 500ML drink bottles
  •  We use recycled materials for our corrugated packaging
  • We upgraded our transportation fleet, equipped with the best Particulate Matter filters to reduce air pollutants
  • We have incentive programs for our associates to promote rideshare, public transportation, bicycling or walking to work to help reduce pollution


Get a Fresh Start at Bonduelle Fresh Americas!

Do you like to think differently? Innovate? Lead the way? Then you’ve come to the right place. Bonduelle Fresh Americas is looking for people who are not afraid to bring fresh ideas to the table. We want people who honor integrity, reputation and hard work. We are searching for people looking for opportunity and driving to succeed, all while maintaining an enthusiasm for doing what they love. If this sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear from you.

Some of the great benefits Bonduelle Fresh Americas Associates enjoy are:

  • Healthcare benefits offered to all Associates after 30 days of employment
  • 401k retirement savings plan after 60 days of employment
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Rewarding experiences working with a team that is innovative and driven to exceed expectations
  • A career path in a company and an industry with unlimited potential for growth opportunities
  • A chance to contribute to the delivery of top-quality products that our loyal consumers enjoy and that you can believe in
  • A company positioned to meet growing nationwide consumer demand for fresh food and healthy eating options
  • An organization dedicated to maintaining safe working conditions, and a positive work environment for its Associates

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Bonduelle Fresh Americas, home of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., and its subsidiaries, are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bonduelle Fresh Americas (Ready Pac Foods) (Irwindale, CA) in May 2016.


    It was a long interview the same. I had three different interview-interview with a panel, interview with operations manager and interview with Plant director. I had to present myself in front of the panel

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