Italian food company Barilla, whose Barilla America Inc. division operates a production plant in Ames, has been named a Most Trusted Brand by BrandSpark. Barilla was voted a winning brand in the food and beverage category of the 2014 BrandSpark/Better Homes and Gardens American Shopper Study, which surveyed more than 86,000 Americans. Through the study, consumers are asked to name the consumer packaged goods brands they trust the most in several categories. To view the complete list of winning companies, visit