"Millions of kilograms of chicken" made available for second year of innovation award

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) are prepping for the second year of its innovation award, and according to a news release, they have “millions of kilograms of chicken available for successful applicants.” The award is designed to help bring new Ontario chicken products to consumers’ plates.

“Chicken continues to be the top choice for Canadians at home and in restaurants and we know that consumers crave new, innovative food products,” says Rob Dougans, president and CEO of CFO. “At CFO, we want to help our industry get new products to market which is why, for the second year in a row, we’re making an additional supply of chicken available to help accelerate chicken product innovation.”

Last year’ winners were Grand River Foods and Maple Lodge Farms. The two companies collaborated to develop a new frozen, cooked and smoked chicken product that “delivers on the consumer need for convenience as well as current flavour trends,” CFO says.

Applicants have until September 13th to put their name forward. The program is open to primary processors, further processors, retailers, foodservice and restaurant companies in Canada. Companies that are not primary processors must include a primary processor as part of their application. Innovations must use chicken grown and fully processed in Ontario.

Click here to apply.

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