Mountain House Information

  • The most popular name in freeze dried food in the business.

    Mountain House - whose corporate name is "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, Mountain House was marketing their own 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 the food ingredient line.

    Today, Oregon Freeze Dry is the world's technological leader in freeze drying. Mountain House freeze dried ingredients are key components in the products of some of America's largest food companies. Our private label lines include such products as lunch and dinner entrees for the Nutri/System weight-loss program and the Gerber Graduate Mini's line. Mountain House is still a major supplier to the military, and the Mountain HouseĀ® brand continues to be the favorite of backpackers and campers.

    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, Kosher and Halal certifications, 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.

    Mountain House is proud of their reputation as a progressive, quality-conscious company. Through innovative research and product development, Oregon Freeze Dry and Mountain House will continue to lead the world in freeze-drying technology.
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