Jennie-O Turkey Store was recently honored with a Spirit of Innovation Award in the Best New Product – Foodservice (Back of the House) Category for its Jennie-O hardwood smoked slow roasted bone-in dark turkey product. The award was presented at the recent Prepared Foods New Products Conference.

"It is an honor to receive this recognition from Prepared Foods for our hardwood smoked bone-in dark turkey product," said Renee Cool, foodservice brand manager at Jennie-O. "Our cross-functional team developed the perfect flavor profile and oven cycle time to make this turkey product moist and flavorful. The result is a fully cooked, moist, extremely convenient bone-in product that delivers excellent flavor and is easy to use."

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The Spirit of Innovation Award Program was developed in 2003 by Prepared Foods and is designed to recognize product development teams for excellence in creating an innovative new product. The program has a history of recognizing landmark food and beverage product launches.

Jennie-O also received a Spirit of Innovation Award in 2017 in the Best New Product – Foodservice (Front of the House) Category for Jennie-O all-natural reduced sodium sliced sandwich meats.