The Empanada Shop (TES), an organic authentic Mexican food producer, announced that achieved organic certification under USDA inspection, raising the standards of prepared Mexican food in the U.S. TES's frozen organic empanadas will be available through Tony's Fine Foods, distribution experts in the Western U.S. and a subsidiary of United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI).
TES combines treasured family recipes with locally sourced non-GMO food to craft authentic Mexican empanadas. TES is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Ruben and Charlene Frias. TES features traditional tasty Mexican flavors with fresh ingredients. The handcrafted empanadas begin with organic meats slow-cooked in Mexican chiles, filled with organic vegetables and Mexican cheeses, and baked to a golden brown.

"The Empanada Shop is excited to join Tony's Fine Foods in bringing our delicious family recipes to the American table," Ruben Frias, chef of TES, said. "We slow cook our organic empanadas every day to cultivate the joy of sharing good food."

Committed to Healthy Organic Ingredients
TES was born from the idea that more people want to know how their food is grown or raised, according to Charlene Frias. Headquartered in Hermosa Beach, TES opened their kitchen in the LA Prep ( production center in the urban neighborhood of Lincoln Heights, becoming the first USDA certified organic plant within the facility. The USDA inspects the plant each day meat is prepared and TES has a management system which keeps food safety addressed at the highest standards.