WESTCHESTER, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bay Valley Foods, a division of TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS), announced that its San Antonio Farms division won several awards at the 2010 Scovie Awards competition, one of the world's premier gourmet food competitions. San Antonio Farms was awarded three first place, two second place and three third place awards, demonstrating the Company's fine tradition of developing compelling, on-trend premium salsas and pasta sauces. The Scovie Awards recognize top fiery food products, as determined by top culinary experts in rigorous blind tastings of hundreds of the world's most lauded gourmet foods. Entrants in this year's competition represented companies from 32 states and four countries.
San Antonio Farms took home the following awards:
-- Tomatillo Category - first and second place for Roasted Salsa Verde and
Eva's Salsa Verde
-- Mild/Medium Category - first place for Roasted Sweet Pepper Salsa
-- All Natural Category - first place for Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa
-- Habanero Category - second place for Roasted Habanero Salsa
-- Prepared Sauce Category - third place for Creamy Red Pasta Sauce
-- Cheese Category - third place for All Natural Monterey Jack Cheese
About 800 products from around the world compete for top honors each year. The Scovie Awards were created by Dave DeWitt, founder and publisher of Fiery-Foods & Barbecue SuperSite and founder of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. Named for Wilbur Scoville, who pioneered a rating scale for spicy foods, the Scovie Awards have become the industry standard for excellence in more than 80 categories of fiery foods and BBQ.
About TreeHouse Foods
TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice channels. Its products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; canned soup, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings under the E.D. Smith brand name; pickles and related products; infant feeding products; and other food products including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse believes it is the largest manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States and the largest manufacturer of private label salad dressings in the United States and Canada based on sales volume.
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