Marina, Calif., June, 2010 The Ginger People was awarded the 2010 Trends and Innovation Award for its Hot Ginger Jalapeno Sauce at SIAL Shanghai, Asia's largest food and beverage exhibition.

The Trends and Innovations Competition highlights product innovations based on three key aspects including pleasure (new taste, new textures, vegetal ingredients and premium products), health, and new packaging (easy to cook, to handle). The competition received entries from companies located in 11 countries and regions: USA, Hong Kong, China, Czech Republic, China, Spain, Australia, France, Turkey, Canada, Malaysia and Italy.

"The international appeal of The Ginger People is demonstrated by this award", says Executive Vice President Abbie Leeson. "We're looking forward to our continuing acceptance in China. Ginger is ideally suited and well-timed to capitalize on the current functional food trends in our growing list of export markets."

The Ginger People exhibited at SIAL Shanghai as part of its expansion into the Chinese market. Ginger originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has been used over the centuries as a medicine throughout Asia, India and the Middle East. Today, ginger's popularity is enjoying a resurgence, even in its birthplace, for its impressive resume of health benefits and culinary versatility.

Owned by Royal Pacific Foods, The Ginger People brand was established in 1984 and is family-owned-and-operated. With state-of-the-art ginger factories in California and Queensland, Australia, The Ginger People prides itself in being the most innovative, quality-oriented and environmentally conscious ginger producer in the world.