Beaverton Foods Receives Gold, Silver Honors at the ‘Olympics’ of Mustard

Beaverton Foods, Inc. picked up a Gold and three Silvers at the 17th Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival’s “World-Wide Mustard Competition.” The competition, held in cooperation with Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, gathered more than 300 entries from seven countries in 2008. This year’s awards ceremony event will be held on March 13 at the Black Stallion Winery in Napa Valley, CA. The following is a listing of the 80-year-old specialty and gourmet condiment manufacturer’s mustards and its honored categories: Gold: “Fruit,” Napa Valley Orange and Ginger Mustard; Silvers: “Sweet-Hot Mustard,” Beaver Russian Mustard; “Horseradish/Wasabi,” Inglehoffer Hot Horseradish Mustard; and “Garlic,” Beaver Garlic Dijon Mustard. Domonic Biggi, Executive VP of Beaverton Foods, said the family owned and operated company is proud to be a long-time attendee of the renowned festival. “It is very humbling and rewarding to have so many of our products recognized for their quality from accomplished culinary experts,” Biggi said. “This competition is the Olympics of mustard and Beaverton Foods is the most awarded company in this world-wide competition.” The annual competition is open to all commercial mustard producers and agents throughout the world. There are 17 categories of which there are gold, silver and bronze awards given to the contestants. The Napa Valley Mustard Festival is a non-profit community service organization with a dual purpose. It serves local businesses and non-profit organizations, attracting visitors to Napa Valley during the months of January, February and March – the time of year when wild mustard carpet vineyards. The festival is held from Jan. 30 through March 27. More information can be found at: About Beaverton Foods, Inc. 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. 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, 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’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 Orders can be made online or by calling (800) 223-8076.

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