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ACIDIFIED FOODS BAKERY GOODS JAMS, JELLIES, CONVERSES, PRESERVES & NUT BUTTERS
Quinn's Salsa Biscotti Red Raspberry Jam

An “acidified food” is defined by FDA (in 21 CFR 114.3 (b)) as a low acid food to which acid(s) or acid food(s) are added to produce a product that has a finished equilibrium pH of 4.6 or below and a water activity greater than 0.85. Examples include: acidified artichoke hearts, bean salads, peppers or pimentos; marinated beets or mushrooms; fresh-pack pickles; certain pasta sauces, salsas, dips.

Examples of Specialty: Maille, El Sison, Matiz Navarro

Bakery goods are foods that are cooked in an oven. Specialty bakery goods are gourmet and ethic items. Products may include breads, cakes, pastries, cookies, pies, crackers, muffins and pretzels.

Examples of Specialty: Dr. Kracker, Matt's cookie, Walkers, Almondina, Wasa, San J., Spelt Right

They are gelled or thickened fruit products with a low pH, cooked and preserved with sugars, or a spreadable foodstuff made by crushing nuts. Specialty jams, jellies, converses, preserves, and nut butters are gourmet and ethic items.

Examples of Specialty: Stonewall Kitchen, Joyva, Dickinson’s, Hero, Deborah’s Kitchen

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COFFEE, COFFEE SUBSTITUTES, AND TEA PRODUCTS CHOCOLATES, CONFECTIONS, AND DESSERTS DAIRY PRODUCTS
Coffee products Chocolate basket Dairy Products

Specialty coffee and coffee substitutes are gourmet brands and premium whole bean and ground coffees sold in supermarkets. Specialty tea products are all natural premium and exotic, including African Red, Maté from South America, etc. Also includes brands that offer specific imported varietals, such as Assam, oolong, gunpowder green.

Examples of Specialty: Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Bigelow, Twinings, Taylors of Harrogate, Two Leaves and a Bud

Specialty chocolates, confection and desserts are gourmet, premium and ethnic products.

Examples of Specialty: Ghirardelli, Tom and Sally's, Kennebec, Fudge Fatale, Stonewall Kitchen, Dorothy Timberlake Candies, Kellerhaus

Dairy products are generally defined as foods produced from cow's or domestic buffalo's milk. Specialty dairy products may include organic, sheep, goat, water buffalo, imported and premium cheese, creamery, butter, and yogurt.

Examples of Specialty: Tillamook, Cabot, Kerrygold, Plugrá, Athenos, Laughing Cow, Fage, Woodstock Water Buffalo, Emmi

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JUICES AND FUNCTIONAL DRINKS FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS CONDIMENTS
Juices Soup Hot mama mustard

Juices are the liquid part that can be extracted from plant; functional drinks are those satisfactorily demonstrated to affect beneficially one or more target functions in the body, beyond adequate nutritional effects, in a way which is relevant to either an improved state of health and well-being and/or reduction of risk of disease. Specialty juices and functional drinks are super premium, natural, and organic juices and enhanced, functional drinks.

Examples of Specialty: POM Wonderful, Simply Orange, Zeiglers, Champlain Orchards, Kedem, Martinelli’s, Volcano, Looza, Seneca, Orangina

Specialty fruit and vegetable products are gourmet, ethnic and natural products of fresh, canned and other processed fruits and vegetables.

Examples of Specialty: Jasper Wyman & Son, Lerous Creek, Goya, Dei Fratelli, Willows Cranberries, Quoddy Mist

A condiment is sauce, or seasoning added to food to impart a particular flavor or to complement the dish. Examples include mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, marinades, olives, soy sauces, dressings, vinegars, and barbecue sauces.

Examples of Specialty: Soy Vay, Chatham Village, Kikkoman, Vervacious, Stonewall Kitchen, Sauce on the Side

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