Midamar Corporation, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was crowned the winner of the international Gulfood award for "Best New Frozen or Chilled Food" for its newly launched Turkey Deli Meats line.

Midamar also received recognition for entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award. Midamar Halal Beef Ribs and Chicken Tenders won second place in the above categories. Over 3,800 companies from 110 countries were invited to compete for the awards and there were hundreds of submissions from 30 countries. The submitted products were judged by a panel of international food experts.

"Midamar is very pleased to be the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013 Gulfood Award for Best New Frozen or Chilled Product," said Midamar Director Jalel Aossey. "Winning this award is great recognition for the Midamar team. We have just launched our new turkey deli line here at Gulfood. Our customers told us they wanted a delicious and healthy whole chunk turkey breast line, and we developed our Halal turkey line to be low on fat and high on flavor. I think this is what appealed to the judges."