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Mission Foods Gets “Unwrapped” By Food Network

July 10, 2008

Mission Foods, one of America’s leading tortilla manufacturers, will be spotlighted on “Unwrapped,” the Food Network’s number one rated television program. The episode, entitled “On A Roll,” is scheduled to air on Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. CDT and will detail what goes into making the fresh tortillas and chips Mission consumers enjoy daily.

Hosted by Marc Summers, “Unwrapped” travels across the US showing viewers how everyday favorite foods are made. For this episode, the crew of “Unwrapped” visited Mission Foods’ Dallas plant in November 2007 to shoot video of the process, revealing how the company is able to produce high quality products with a superior taste at a quality price.

According to Mission Foods’ VP of Marketing, Alberto Gonzalez, an opportunity to appear on “Unwrapped” was one that could not be passed up. “This episode allows Mission Foods to show the world exactly what makes us so special,” says Gonzalez. “The company has a unique synergy of the best people, finest ingredients and best technology in the industry that, when combined, creates a company that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Mission Foods has partnered with American moms to provide nutritious, quick and easy meals using tortillas, one of the most versatile items in their kitchen pantries. And for those Mission recipes that contain corn tortillas, moms will appreciate that they’re naturally low fat and a good source of fiber. For recipe ideas, log onto missionmenus.com.

The episode of “Unwrapped” featuring Mission Foods is scheduled to air on Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. on the Food Network. It is recommended that viewers consult their local TV listings to confirm time.

About Mission Foods

Mission Foods, headquartered in Irving (Dallas area), Texas and Gruma S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican corporation, was founded in 1949, and is one of the largest tortilla manufacturers in the United States. Gruma S.A. de C.V. is the parent company of Mission Foods (Gruma Corporation) and is a leading Mexican producer of corn masa flour and tortilla products. It has operations in Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.missionmenus.com.

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