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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Virginia-based food products company is adding a West Virginia salsa maker to its line of offerings.

White House Foods of Winchester, Va., has agreed to acquire Blue Smoke Salsa of Ansted. The deal is expected to be completed by mid-June. Terms weren't disclosed.

Blue Smoke founder Robin Hildebrand confirmed the acquisition Thursday. She started Blue Smoke Salsa in the basement of her Fayette County home in 1993. She says she'll remain president of her privately held company.

Among White House Foods' products sold in the southeastern United States are apple juice, apple sauce, and cheese sauces. Owned by the Gum family, White House Foods is a subsidiary of Winchester-based National Fruit Product Co.

Another company owned by the Gum family, A.G. Capital LLC, recently bought Winchester furniture maker Henkel-Harris.

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