(October 13, 2016) ATLANTA, GA– The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS) named its fifteenth annual Dressing of the Year Award winner as Q & B Foods for its Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing and Marinade. The award was presented at the ADS Annual Meeting held October 8-10 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida.
“We are pleased that our Kewpie line of dressings, has received this distinguished industry award from the Association for Dressings and Sauces,” said Jerry Shepherd, president of Q&B Foods, “Our Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing and Marinade is truly delicious with a uniquely bold sesame flavor, using the highest quality non-GMO verified ingredients that encourages creative use to inspire your inner chef.”
“Our Kewpie brand is a well-established international brand through our parent company Kewpie Corp. We are honored to re-popularize the Kewpie brand back in America which introduced the Kewpie doll to the world in the early 20th century through the artistic creations of Rose O’Neill,” continued Shepherd.
California-based Q&B Foods, Inc. is a division of Kewpie Corporation, Japan’s leading manufacturer of mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, marinades and related products and a company with roots dating back 97 years. “We thank ADS for this award and congratulate the Association on its 90 year anniversary. At Kewpie, we share something very meaningful with ADS — a lengthy history,” said Shepherd.
The Dressing of the Year Award is presented by ADS to recognize and celebrate truly innovative and delicious dressing products. Nominations for the award were received from ADS members and were then voted on by members via a blind taste test at the ADS May 2016 Technical Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. ADS members voted for the dressing deemed to have the best overall taste.
(Pictured: left to right: Terry Dunseith, Jerry Shepherd, Shinji Nagase)
Founded in 1926, the Association for Dressings & Sauces is an international trade association of manufacturers of salad dressings, mayonnaise, condiment sauces and the suppliers to the industry. For more information about ADS, visit the Association’s website at www.dressings-sauces.org. For more information on Q&B Foods, visit www.qbfoods.com