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Jennie-O recognized for innovation

WILLMAR — Prepared Foods, a magazine dedicated to research and development and innovation in food and beverage, awarded Jennie-O Turkey Store with the Spirit of Innovation Award in the best new product for foodservice (front of the house) category. The award was for Jennie-O's all-natural, reduced sodium, sliced sandwich meats.

The line of turkey meats, which includes oven roasted, smoked, ham and bologna, was introduced in 2016 and was worked on by Jennie-O's research and development team and marketing staff.