Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a U.S.-based company which produces Middle Eastern-style food products, including hummus, eggplant dip, baba ghanoush, and Mediterranean salsa. All Sabra products are certified kosher and vegetarian, and are available throughout the U.S. and Canada. As of 2008, the company held a 34.7% market share for Mediterranean salads, dips and spreads. The company was founded in 1986 as Sabra-Blue & White Foods (Sabra being a nickname for an Israeli-born person and Blue & White representing the colors of the Flag of Israel). The company was bought in 2005 by Israeli food manufacturer Strauss. In March 2008, Strauss entered a joint-venture partnership with Frito-Lay, a division of the multinational PepsiCo corporation. Strauss owns 51% and PepsiCo 49% of the company. In November 2008, the company announced the construction of a new US$61 million plant in Chesterfield County, Virginia, expected to produce 260 jobs and come on line in mid-2010.