505 Southwestern wins 1 st Place Scovie Award

505 Southwestern wins 1 st Place Scovie Award

Albuquerque, NM – The 2014 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored Treasure Valley Food Group (a Flagship Food Group company) with a 1st Place in the Processed Salsa—Specialty Chile Category for their 505 Southwestern Honey Chipotle Green Chile Salsa. Their winning product was applauded because of creative use of roasted green chiles, honey and chipotle spice in their salsa. “This is the third Scovie award we have won and we are very proud of the recognition, says Ray Gadd EVP Treasure Valley Food Group. All of our 505 products are All Natural & Gluten Free and our Honey Chipotle Green Chile Salsa delivers a unique smoky flavor that consumers will love.”

505 Southwestern is manufactured in Albuquerque, NM using chiles from the Hatch Valley of New Mexico. Products can be purchased in grocery and club stores throughout NM, CO, AZ, UT, ID, TX as well as online at www.505chile.com. 505 Southwestern products include Roasted Green Chile, Green Chile Sauce, Fiesta Sauce, Red Chile and Salsa products in varying heat levels.

“Companies from all over the world continue to recognize the Scovie Awards as the most competitive blind taste tested event in the world,” DeWitt said. “I’m thrilled that participation in the awards continues to increase year after year.

About Flagship Food Group®
Flagship Food Group is a diversified food and consumer products company dedicated to innovation, quality, health and value. Our over 500 employees are focused on developing consumer brands you know and trust, such as the much-loved green and red chiles and salsa of the brand 505 Southwestern. To learn more about Flagship, visit flagshipfoodgroup.com. To learn more about 505 Southwestern, visit 505southwestern.com.

About Scovie Awards
The Scovie Awards is an annual competition created by Dave DeWitt that recognizes the top fiery foods products in the world. The awards were named after the Scoville scale, a measurement of the spicy heat of a chile pepper. It is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions. Hundreds of products are entered and go through rigorous tastings to receive the top honors. For more information, visit www.scovieawards.com.