PATTERSON, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Traina Foods California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Condiment in the 2013 sofi™ Awards from the Specialty Food Association.
A sofi Award is the top honor in the $86 billion specialty food industry. "sofi" stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.
California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup is one of 109 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 1,885 entries across 30 awards categories. Gold Winners will be announced by noted chef Marcus Samuelsson at a red-carpet ceremony July 1, 2013, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
"We are honored that our California Sun Dried Tomato ketchup has been selected as a sofi Finalist," said Willie Traina, CEO of Traina Foods. "We take traditional ketchup to the next level. Ketchup is all about the tomato. Our sun drying process allows us to add more delicious tomatoes into every bottle," said Traina, who helms the 87 year-old family owned and operated sun dried fruit company.
California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup is a celebration of the tomato with over four pounds of fresh tomatoes sun dried and packed in every 16 oz. bottle. Rich and zesty, this gourmet ketchup elevates burgers, eggs, pasta, grilled cheese, marinades, dressings, and more. The ketchup is available online at www.TrainaFoods.com and at major and independent retailers nationwide.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to www.specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the 2013 sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.
"Specialty food makers bring craft, care and joy to the foods they create. To be honored with a sofi Award nomination means the product truly stands out above the rest," says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.
About Traina Foods
Traina Foods has built a reputation in the food industry as one of the best quality producers of sun dried fruits and serves a global market. Traina has expanded its product line to include a wide variety of sun dried products. Still located at the original farm in Patterson, CA, the company is committed to its roots in creating products the old-fashioned way, taking advantage of rich soils, mountain water and the California sun. Combining over 100 years of experience and family tradition with the most advanced state of the art technology and quality assurance program is Traina Food's recipe for premium products. For more information visit our website at www.trainafoods.com.
SOURCE Traina Foods