True partnerships can lead to extraordinary outcomes, especially when there’s a common goal

ofi is the largest dried onion producer in the world. We control our process from seed to factory to ensure the highest food safety and quality standards. Just when you thought our dried onion products couldn’t get any better, we partnered with Neo-Pure, an innovative organic pasteurization technology developed by Agri-Neo, to further enhance food safety for our products.

 

We believe that an onion is only as good as its journey. So, let us take you through the journey of an ofi onion and show you why our world-class onion just got better and safer.

Seed breeding

We believe the best ingredients start from the ground up


For over 75 years, our proprietary seed has provided onions with consistent flavor, color, shape and size year over year. These uniform onions also have more dry matter to boost yield and reduce the amount of land, water, and inputs needed per acre. As a result, we reduced approximately 7 billion gallons of water, 55,000 metric tons of CO2, and 8,000 acres of production over the past ten years.

Cultivating

We cultivate the future of farming

(and onions too)

 

As a global leader in dried onion production, we share our expert cultivation knowledge with our local farmer partners to ensure consistent quality and yield. Our onion cultivation program not only produces onions with higher solid content and lower water content but also focuses on optimizing irrigation to deliver significant value to ofi, growers and the natural environment.

Harvesting

Custom-designed equipment for improved efficiency and quality

 

After nine months of cultivation, our flavorful, sustainably grown onions are ready to be harvested by our custom-designed equipment in three stages (topper, digger, bulker). Using color and hand sorters, we can separate out dirt, roots and foliage in the field. Then our onions are loaded into trailers and driven to our processing facility.

Processing

We know how to improve upon fresh


ofi’s dried onion program delivers consistent true-to-taste product quality to our customers. Our onions are sorted, carefully cleaned, and hand-inspected to ensure only the highest quality onions move onto the slicer where they are sliced to precise thicknesses. Afterward, the multi-stage drying process dries the onions while locking in their natural flavor and color.

Food safety

We are shaping the future of food safety

 

Neo-Pure is our latest food safety solution. It is a validated, organic pasteurization technology developed by Agri-Neo that uses a unique blend of organic actives to provide broad-spectrum inactivation of harmful organisms such as pathogens, yeast, mold, coliforms, and other indicator microorganisms.

 

Since Neo-Pure Pasteurization (NPP) does not rely on chemical gases or high temperatures, the natural aroma, texture, and taste of our onions remain unchanged, just as nature intended. It is certified to meet the USDA national organic standards and keeps the organic designation of our organic onions. It is also Halal and Kosher certified.

The most advanced pasteurization technology

The compact footprint and low energy requirement of Neo-Pure make it the most ecological and sustainable food safety technology. By seamlessly integrating it into our production process, Neo-Pure enables us to consistently deliver superior product quality and best-in-class service to our customers.

Neo-Pure machinery

At ofi, we pride ourselves on improving operational efficiency, enhancing product quality, and delighting our customers by employing the latest innovation in food safety

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Milling

Unparalleled product portfolio

 

Our Neo-Pure Pasteurized (NPP) onions are milled into a wide range of fractions –from sliced to minced to powdered –and even offer organic products. Our comprehensive portfolio doesn't compromise on product uniformity or piece integrity. We offer a product for any need, consistently delivering on flavor and quality.

We strive for innovation to bring unique solutions to our customers

 

ofi’s leading presence in the global supply chain uniquely positions us to ensure the highest food safety and quality assurance standards. Our partnership with Neo-Pure brings together our farming, processing and food safety expertise to further address the ever-growing market demand for enhanced food safety and transparency. Neo-Pure Pasteurized (NPP) onions demonstrate our continuous effort to deliver value-added food ingredients and solutions to our customers.

Read ofi news

Blog Jan 11, 2023

Transforming Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry with Technology

As Global Head of Sustainable Business Development at ofi, I had the pleasure of participating in the Reuters Transform Food USA 2022 conference in Chicago. This event connected over 200 sustainability, supply chain and agriculture leaders to discuss ways in which we can support a more sustainable food system and understand how to collect quality, transparent data. I was honored to present Technology – Driving Sustainability in Food Production, shedding light on the challenges facing the industry and sharing how technology can be a powerful catalyst for progress.

News Aug 17, 2022

How can companies implement effective workforce nutrition programs? 

By Clara Tessler, Nutrition & Health Manager, ofi

 

Malnutrition and poor health around the world continue to negatively impact businesses as result of working days lost to illness and reduced workforce productivity.

 

As well as benefiting employees, investments by companies in health and wellbeing can lead to better employee engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher performance and productivity.

 

We want to create an environment where employees want to come to work every day – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

 

To that end, at ofi we’ve set a goal that by 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our baseline and develop or strengthen workplace nutrition programs that tackle issues related to malnutrition across our worksites globally. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

Discover more from my discussion with GAIN and the Consumer Goods Forum in the Healthier Lives podcast:

Press Release Dec 13, 2022

ofi Vietnam conferred prestigious UN WEPs Award; leads the way in building an inclusive and equal workplace

olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in naturally good food & beverage ingredients, is pleased to announce that it has emerged as a national winner in the 2022 United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs) Award for Vietnam under the Leadership Commitment category.

 

The Leadership Commitment award recognises ofi Vietnam’s commitments towards progressive policies, regulations and practices aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace and with supply chain partners. This prestigious accolade follows a first runner-up national win at the 2021 UN WEPs Award under the Gender Inclusive Workplace category.

 

The UN WEPs Award represents recognition of exemplary company efforts for gender equality aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are seven guiding principles providing a roadmap for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future.

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