BRIDGETON, N.J. — The Specialty Food Association (SFA) completed its 2020 sofi™ Awards judging, which was hosted this year by the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC) in Bridgeton, NJ. On August 25, SFA announced the winners of its 48th annual sofi™ Awards competition, resulting in 157 winners across 49 categories from around the world.
“The sofi™ Awards highlight the best of the best within the specialty food industry,” said Ron Tanner, vice president, Education, Government and Industry Relations at SFA.
The judging, postponed from March due to COVID-19, resumed in late July with a panel of culinary experts sampling their way through blind tasting and ended in early August.
“This achievement of conducting the sofi™ Awards under these challenging circumstances truly honors and celebrates our membership and our industry, and our 2020 winners exhibit a level of excellence that excites specialty food buyers and consumers across all channels,” Tanner added.