Foran Spice Company Inc. announced that it has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Foran Spice is owned by Patricia H. Goto, president & CEO of the company, and certification as a WBE was awarded to Foran Spice in June, 2010, by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago, a regional certifying partner, and WBENC.

“I am very excited to have Foran Spice recognized and certified by WBENC as a Women’s Business Enterprise, and I appreciate the rigorous standards that WBENC requires a business to meet in order to maintain the integrity of this Certification. Foran Spice is a spice industry leader known for 55+ years by our customers for our product development expertise, quality and outstanding service…..and now Foran’s customers can enjoy the added benefit of knowing they are being served by a diversity supplier Certified as a WBE.”

WBENC, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. To achieve WBENC Certification, women owned businesses complete a rigorous, multi-faceted business application and review process.