Beaverton Foods Takes its Mustards to Organic Category

Beaverton Foods, Inc. has entered the organic category with its popular Inglehoffer Stone Ground Mustard and Honey Mustard flavors.

The Inglehoffer Organic Honey Mustard, 10.25 oz., and the Inglehoffer Organic Stone Ground Mustard, 10 oz., started hitting shelves in retail stores across the US early this year. The suggested retail price for the USDA certified organic mustards is $4.99. The new mustards join more than 20 mustards, horseradishes, tartar and cocktail sauces produced by Beaverton Foods in the Inglehoffer lineup.

Domonic Biggi, Vice President of Beaverton Foods, said it was time for an organic product from the 80-year-old third generation family owned and operated company.

“We are offering award-winning organic condiments just in time for the summer grilling season,” Biggi said. “We understand that although not every organic consumer purchases 100 percent organic, it is important for us to cross merchandise into this category with our award-winning brands.”

Consumer demand continues to grow in the organic category. According to the Organic Trade Association, the organic industry has continued to grow at an annual rate of about 22 percent. Mintel, a Chicago, IL marketing firm, predicts organic sales of $7.2 billion in 2008, an increase of more than 140 percent from the $3 billion recorded in 2003.

A recent issue of Prevention also noted that 75 published studies have found that organic food is more nutritious than non-organic food.

Beaverton Foods is the largest producer of non-refrigerated horseradish and specialty mustards in the US. The company also offers a wide variety of best-selling gourmet sauces, garlic, spices, and other unique specialty condiments packaged under these labels: Beaver, Inglehoffer, Old Spice, Napa Valley and Tulelake. In addition to its own brands, the company develops, produces and co-packs a broad range of products for companies in the country and abroad. The company also adheres to strict HACCP – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point – standards and it has earned audit scores in the top 5 percent.

About Beaverton Foods:

Since 1929, the privately held Beaverton Foods has thrived by following wholesome business practices set in place by Founder Rose Biggi (pronounced Bee Gee). What started in Rose’s basement, grinding and bottling homegrown horseradish roots, has now grown to a family owned, multimillion dollar corporation with more than 150 specialty condiments sold in grocery stores, restaurants, and gourmet shops throughout the US and in 15 foreign countries. Today, Rose’s son Gene Biggi serves as company President, who manages 72 employees at the 80,000 square foot headquarters based in Hillsboro, Oregon.

The company’s HACCP program is another example how this third generation family owned company takes a systematic approach to assess and eliminate possible risks associated with the ingredients, processes, products and packaging. For more information, call (503) 646-8138 or visit www.beavertonfoods.com.

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