CORTE MADERA, CA
EcoTensil’s EcoTaster Mini won the 2013 sofi™ Award for Outstanding Non-Food Specialty Item from the Specialty Food Association. “sofi,” which stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, is a top honor in the $86 billion specialty food industry.
“We are thrilled to have won this award!” says Peggy Cross, founder and CEO of EcoTensil. “EcoTaster Minis are a real solution to the plastic sampling waste that is crowding our landfills. We feel incredibly honored that EcoTasters have been given this recognition.”
The product is a mini tasting utensil that’s also certified compostable, meaning it breaks down in 180 days in a landfill.
The EcoTaster Mini was one of 125 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from a record-setting 2,573 entries across 32 Awards categories including Outstanding Chocolate, Cheese, and Snack Food, according to a press release.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad.