Morton Foods Limited is the pioneer of canned fruits and vegetables in India and is a premium food company of repute. It was established in 1959 by one of the largest and most dynamic industrial groups of Dr K. K. Birla.
The company under the chairmanship of Shri C. S. Nopany consists of a board of directors with eminent personalities of India who guide the company management on strategic issues to keep it on a higher growth path.
The day-to-day operations of the company are managed by a team of professional managers under the leadership of Shri C. Venugopal, President Morton Foods Limited.
The company manufactures and markets canned fruits, vegetables and food products like jams, squashes, crushes, vegetable sauces, juices and breakfast cereals under the brand MORTON since 1959.
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THE HISTORY OF CANNED FOOD
Late 18th century in France when the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, concerned about keeping his armies fed, offered a cash prize to whoever could develop a reliable method of food preservation.
Heat sufficient to destroy microorganisms is applied to foods packed into sealed, or “airtight” containers. The canned foods are then heated under steam pressure at temperatures of 240-250° Fahrenheit (116-121° Celsius).
Minimizing transportation keeps costs down as well as ensuring that food, especially fruits and vegetables, are packed when the flavor is greatest.
The canning process was developed to preserve food safely and for long periods of time. Once the food is packed into a can, the can is heated to a temperature which kills all known microorganisms.
This production is carried out under strict hygienic conditions and under the supervision of qualified food technologists. The R&D department here is always striving to develop new products and packaging to provide the utmost satisfaction to customers. FSSAI license no.: 10012051000 404