The Iowa Pork Producers Association is debuting a new products award at the 2002 annual congress, Jan. 22-24 in Des Moines, IA.

Two awards of $20,000 each will be presented to the Iowa-based company that develops pork products for use in retail groceries and foodservice operations.

Criteria for the award include taste, meeting the needs of the end user, innovation, availability, packaging and branding.