Industry News: Saffron Road® Leadership Honored with Induction into Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame
Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods, Joins Inspiring Roster of Inductees Celebrating Strength and Collaboration of Connecticut’s Immigrant Community
STAMORD, CT (September 24, 2018) – Saffron Road®, a leading brand in the natural and organic products industry, celebrates CEO and Founder, Adnan Durrani’s 2018 induction into the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame, established in the Constitution State of Connecticut in 2013, celebrates the diverse ethnic heritage of the state of Connecticut by honoring individuals and institutions who exemplify the best of their immigrant heritage and have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and civic development of the state. The sixth annual Induction Ceremony and Gala is planned for Thursday, September 27.
As a 2018 inductee, Durrani has been noted for significant contributions to the economic, cultural and civic development of the State of Connecticut. Among past and current inductee’s, Durrani’s exceptional service to his ethnic/cultural community and ability to build ties between his community and the community at large ultimately helps to further the mission of the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. Saffron Road inspires consumers to explore adventurous cuisines that combine bold, clean flavors from around the world with high quality, wholesome ingredients which are better for the environment, better for the farmers, better for the animals, better for your health, and most all better tasting. All of this highlight’s Saffron Road’s “Journey to Better™”.
“I am indebted in gratitude to I.H.F.F and especially Andre Blaszczynski for this amazing honor and privilege. Indeed, I and so many other’s journeys have been made easier by previous American immigrants who paved the way for us over many generations, for we stand on the shoulders of giants. Saffron Road’s mission is to bring together communities of multi-ethnic cultures to celebrate the divine commonality and rich diversity of humanity in an increasingly complex and divided world. We are in business to inspire and cultivate this mission. America is a nation of immigrants – indeed, I am proudly one. America’s immigration heritage over the past 400 years was built on a bedrock of democratic ideals. These core American values are embodied in our constitution: diversity, inclusion, freedom of religion and justice. Many of Saffron Road’s team members, consumers, vendors and stakeholders are immigrants. The great American diaspora was built on and flourishes through the inclusion of immigrants and refugees, regardless of their national origins or religion. Our vibrant entrepreneurial spirit comes from and is strengthened by the enriched ethnic communities and the awesome diversity that our nation has blossomed since its founding.”
“Pakistani born Adnan Durrani is Chief Executive Officer of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods in Stamford and recognized as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs,” writes Andre Blaszczynski, Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame Co-Chair. “The newest class of inductees reflect far-reaching and inspiring achievement.”
The non-profit initiative aims to preserve this varied and dynamic heritage by publishing the biographies of the inductees and the history of their ethnic communities, by educating the public about the importance of immigrant heritage to the identity of the American nation, and by highlighting the considerable contributions of immigrants and immigrant communities. From the outset, the vision has been — and remains — to establish an institution that will promote and publish research, lectures, and conferences on the immigrant heritage of our state, and the role of immigration in the American economy and culture.
About Saffron Road
The Saffron Road brand is wholly owned by American Halal Company, Inc. and is a leading brand in the natural and organic food industry, offering a wide range of products from frozen entrées to Better-For -You (plant-based) protein snacks which are natural, organic, sustainable and healthy (NOSH). Saffron Road Products are also Halal-certified and are available in more than 20,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada. Most importantly, Saffron Road is a socially responsible brand on a mission of collective progress for the betterment of humanity, by inspiring, connecting and respecting global citizens through a shared love of ethical World Cuisines. With Saffron Road, consumers can explore adventurous cuisines that combine bold, clean flavors from around the world with high quality, wholesome ingredients which are better for the environment, better for the farmers, better for the animals, better for your health, and most all better tasting. Saffron Road. Journey to Better™.