Specialty Food Association Announces 2017 Leadership Awards: Salty Girl Seafood Honored for Vision

Salty Girl Seafood co-founders Laura Johnson (left) and Norah Eddy (right). Photo by Lerina Winter (Winter Creative Co).

Salty Girl Seafood co-founders Laura Johnson (left) and Norah Eddy (right). Photo by Lerina Winter (Winter Creative Co).

Santa Barbara, CA, December 23, 2016 – Laura Johnson and Norah Eddy from Salty Girl Seafood have been honored for Vision by the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 Leadership Awards.

The awards, which are given in three categories, Business Leadership, Citizenship, and Vision, recognize industry frontrunners who have gone above and beyond in advancing food standards in society—and society itself—by creating social, economic and environmental impact through innovation and vision.

Nominations were made by members of the Specialty Food Association (SFA) and others in the specialty food industry. A panel of judges composed of industry experts and influencers selected the six winners from more than 50 nominees across the three categories.

“We are so honored to be recognized by the SFA among other entrepreneurs who have made such incredible positive impacts in their respective industries,” says Norah Eddy, co-founder of Salty Girl Seafood. “To be acknowledged in the Vision category in particular, as a mission-based company, makes it that much more rewarding to know that we are not only developing a brand that feeds people great food, but we’re building something that enables people to vote with their dollar and make a positive impact through their everyday decisions.”  

"These six individuals are leading examples of specialty food entrepreneurs who are truly making a difference," said Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association. "In our growing industry, leaders like these are paving the way for other companies to succeed and become recognized names. It's our honor to acknowledge their achievements through the Leadership Awards."

The awards will be presented during the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco at a special ceremony on January 22, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Marcus Benedetti, chairman, president, and CEO of family owned and operated Clover Stornetta Farms.

More about Specialty Food Association’s Leadership Awards can be found here.

About Salty Girl Seafood
Salty Girl Seafood, Inc. is a sustainable seafood company founded in 2014 that develops sustainable, traceable, simple to prepare seafood products that incentivize sustainable fishing practices and promote stewardship of oceans. For more information on Salty Girl Seafood and where to find products in stores nationwide, please visit the Salty Girl Seafood website or join their community on Facebook and Instagram.

SALTY GIRL SEAFOOD MEDIA CONTACT:
Gina Auriemma, Marketing, gina@saltygirlseafood.com

About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,500 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at specialtyfood.com.

SPECIALTY FOOD ASSOCIATION MEDIA CONTACT:
SFA PR Team
646-878-0130
press@specialtyfood.com