Oregon Freeze Dry was incorporated in 1963, when they began freeze drying fruit for a General Foods cereal. Later, they worked with the Department of Defense to develop and produce freeze dried military rations that tasted better, weighed less, and were easier to prepare than canned rations. By the early 1970's, they were marketing our own Mountain House® line of freeze dried foods for outdoor recreational use. In the 1980's, the Company grew rapidly as they began to manufacture private label packaged food products, and expanded their food ingredient line.
Today, Oregon Freeze Dry is the world's technological leader in freeze drying. Their freeze dried ingredients are key components in the products of some of America's largest food companies. They're still a major supplier to the military, and their Mountain House® brand continues to be the favorite of backpackers,campers and emergency preparation experts.
Oregon Freeze Dry is located on a 35 acre site in Albany, Oregon, and employs over 300 people. The company has three manufacturing plants, which offer USDA and FDA registrations, according to product. Collectively, these plants represent 32,000 square feet of freeze drying capacity - over 60% of the freeze drying capacity in the US. Oregon Freeze Dry also has affiliate facilities in the United Kingdom and Denmark.
They're proud of their reputation as a progressive, quality-conscious company. Through innovative research and product development, Oregon Freeze Dry will continue to lead the world in freeze drying technology.