Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jessica A. Chittenden

May 02, 2007

30 NY Food Companies to Attend World’s Largest Food Show

State Helps NY Companies Market Products to Buyers Around the World

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today announced that nearly 30 New York food companies will exhibit at the world’s largest food show at Chicago’s McCormick Place, May 6-8, 2007.

The annual food show is referred to as the "Power of Five" and includes the U.S. Food Export Showcase, the United Produce Expo, the Food Marketing Institute Show, the Fancy Food Show and All Things Organic. The show attracts more than 30,000 buyers from around the world and provides a convenient and cost-effective means to connecting hundreds of food companies with thousands of buyers.

"New York has a very large and significant food industry that produces numerous products that are as diverse as they are delicious," the Commissioner said. "By providing shared booth space at a fraction of the cost, the Department enables these food companies to showcase their products to a much broader audience, and conveniently, all under one roof. The food companies that travel to Chicago benefit greatly from increased exposure, but will also have a much greater impact on our local communities and farmers when they return back to New York with additional sales."

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets organizes a New York exhibitor pavilion at major national food trade shows throughout the year, including the U.S. Food Export Showcase and the United Produce Expo. By exhibiting under the New York banner, companies receive assistance in managing their booth, benefit from a larger and more visible location, and enjoy networking with other New York companies. The Department also facilitates the participation of New York companies in additional federal and regional programs to enhance their experience and success at trade shows.


The annual U.S. Food Export Showcase is sponsored by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and is supported in part by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service market development funds. Individual state departments of agriculture sponsor "pavilions" that provide small and mid-size food manufacturers with a cost-effective way to reach an international audience of executive-level food buyers. An estimated 5,000 international food buyers from 100 countries are expected to attend the Showcase. The following companies will be included in the New York Pavilion at the U.S. Food Export Showcase, located in aisle 8400:

§ Aladdin Bakers of Brooklyn – flatbreads, paninis, bagels

§ American Popcorn Company/Groceries USA of New York – grocery items

§ Brooklyn Goes Global of Brooklynvarious food items made in Brooklyn

§ Petri Baking Products of Silver Creek – home-style and wire-cut cookies

§ Seneca Foods of Marion – vegetables and snack foods

§ Setton Farms of Commack – dried nuts, fruits and snack foods

§ Sylvias/Panoply of Albany – spices, sauces, canned foods with a southern flair


The United Produce Expo, sponsored by the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, features the best fruits and vegetables from around the world. The Department hosts a New York Pavilion at this show with a Pride of New York display, the State’s promotion program for locally grown food. Attending this year will be:

§ Torrey Farms of Elba – seasonal and year-round vegetables


The FMI Show, the anchor show of the "Power of Five," is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the world. It is the premier show for supermarket retailers and wholesalers with more than 1,000 exhibitors, targeted educational sessions, group incentives, and a worldwide audience. The FMI Show is geared for larger food companies with existing national exposure. The following New York companies will be exhibiting at the FMI Show:

§ 4C Foods Corp. of Brooklyn – drink mixes, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese

§ American Roland Food Corp. of New York – imported goods

§ Damascus Bakery of Brooklyn – flatbreads, wraps, paninis, pizza crusts

§ Sylvia’s of Albany – spices, sauces, canned foods with a southern flair


The Fancy Food Show, hosted by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade have been the premier marketplace for specialty foods, enabling buyers to discover distinctive, profitable, new food products to help grow their businesses. Exhibitors at the Fancy Food Show from New York include the following:

§ Baycliff Company – Asian sauces and seasonings

§ Color-A-Cookie of Plainview – hand-decorated cookies

§ European Imports – distributes numerous New York food products

§ Fage USA Corp. of Flushing – Greek-style yogurt

§ Good Groceries of Brooklyn – wholegrain spelt and kamut products

§ Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. of New York – pasta sauces, pasta, oils, vinegars

§ Victoria Packing Corp. of Brooklyn – pasta sauces, condiments, stuffed olives


All Things Organic, produced by the Organic Trade Association, is North America’s only all-organic trade show, with more organic exhibitors than any other trade show in the market. The following New York companies will be at All Things Organic this year:

§ Accurate Ingredients of Syosset – extracts, spices, flavorings, oils

§ Ag Pro Soy of Massena – soybean and oilseed processing

§ Ambrosial Organics of Brooklyn – granola

§ Apple and Eve of Port Washington – juices

§ Back to Earth Organics of Bronxville – baked goods, snack foods, soft drinks

§ Once Again Nut Butters of Nunda – cashew, almond and pistachio butters

§ Sunshine Burger of Ellenville – veggie burgers

§ Tierra Farm of Valatie – roasted nuts, granola, dried fruits

§ Wise Kosher Natural Poultry of Brooklyn – kosher poultry products

New York State is one of America’s leading suppliers of food and agricultural products, offering a rich and diverse array of products, including fruits and vegetables, syrups and sauces, meats and dairy, wine, pasta, baked goods and more.

The Pride of New York Program helps consumers identify local products where they shop. It also assists farmers and food processors in branding their products by using the Pride of New York emblem, and encourages retailers and restaurants to highlight the New York State products they use and sell by displaying the emblem. The Program has nearly 2,000 members, some of which are exhibiting in Chicago.

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