September 22, 2022

Online auction of processing equipment from Passport Foods

An October 6, 2022, online auction will feature equipment from Passport Foods’ shuttered Ontario, California plant, including a 2020 spiral freezer and 2020 process-refrigeration system.

The specialty food processor sold entrees, wraps, noodles and appetizers under the Chef’s Signature, Wing Hing, Cantina Fresca and Sofia’s brands.

Founded in 1978, Ontario-based Passport Foods started as a small operation in Los Angeles but expanded distribution nationwide into retail and grocery stores, warehouse clubs, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools.

The auction of Passport Foods’ equipment incudes a process-refrigeration system and Hino box trucks.

Highlights of the online auction include:

• Handtmann vacuum fillers
• Risco stuffer
• Vemag robots and fillers
• Tiromat thermoformers
• 2020 Anko filling and forming machines
• Weiler, Hobart & Thunderbird mixers

The assets also include a 2020 spiral freezer and 2020 process-refrigeration system. Hino box trucks, material handling and various plant support equipment, including air compressors, pallet racking and steam water tube boilers.

The online auction closes on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. (PDT). Bidding opens Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. (PT) at

Inspections are available on October 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PDT) at Passport Foods’ former production plant in Ontario. To arrange an inspection or obtain other information, email: [email protected] or call (805) 497-4999.

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