President Obama recognizes Goya Foods for Success and Commitment to American Dream

Representatives of Goya Foods, Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, paid a special visit this past Friday, September 30, to meet President Barack Obama in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Goya Foods President Robert Unanue introduced President Obama at a reception at the White House, saying he was “honored and humbled” to be among the distinctive group gathered for the occasion. Unanue and members of his family took the opportunity to present President Obama with Goya’s commemorative book, If It’s Goya, It Has To Be Good – 75 Years of History.

President Obama saluted Goya Foods, and extended his gratitude to the Hispanic community and its great contributions to the nation.

“The United States has welcomed immigrants from all parts of the world, and we, as Hispanics, have embraced our responsibility to work to make it a better country and contribute to its ongoing development and in the process, become agents of change, encouragement and inspiration,” said Goya’s Unanue. “This year, Goya Foods celebrates its 75th anniversary. We are proud of being part of the 50 million Hispanics who live in this country.”

If It’s Goya, It Has To Be Good – 75 Years of History documents historical events about Hispanic immigrants, as well as Goya’s history, including the triumphs and challenges of generations of men and women whose commitment to excellence has brought Goya to where it is today.

Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit

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