Dubai: Midamar Halal Air Chilled Chicken Crowned “Best New Halal Food” at Gulfood Awards

(Dubai, UAE) Midamar is the first USA based company to win a prestigious Gulfood Award. The best of the best in the international food and beverage industry were recognized at a spectacular gala dinner held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on February  27th, 2011 to announce the winners of the 2011 Gulfood Awards.   Midamar received the “Best New Halal Food Award” for its new line of Halal Air Chilled Chicken. Owners of Midamar, Yahya and Jalel Aossey accepted the award at the ceremony.

“Midamar has been attending Gulfood since it started many years ago. It is an excellent event for meeting, building relationships and doing business with companies from around the world. The awards make it that much better, as they recognize innovation and excellence on a global level”, stated Jalel Aossey, Director of Midamar Corporation.

He added “We know our new line of Halal Air Chilled Chicken is delicious, healthy, humane and environmentally sustainable –  but it is really nice to be recognized for it by a panel of expert judges from around the world.”

The Gulfood Awards are organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with UK-based FoodBev Media, the awards attracted more than 150 entries from 23 countries in 16 different categories, and were judged by an international panel of experts. The event was inaugurated by Issam Kazim, Director, Dubai World Trade Centre, and hosted by FoodBev Media Group Editorial Director, Bill Bruce and presented by Ishta Nyakooja from Jebel Ali International.

Bill Bruce commented: “The region’s food and drink industry has once again delivered a comprehensive range of innovations and initiatives. From new flavours and ingredients to packaging and foodservice developments, the judging panel was impressed by the passion and creativity demonstrated by many of the entries in this year’s awards. This is why the food and beverage industry is the fastest moving in the FMCG category, meeting and frequently exceeding the expectations of consumers and taking a leading role in global issues from health to environmental sustainability.”

About Midamar

Midamar Corporation is the pioneer and leader in Halal food services. Midamar provides Halal food production and distribution, export management for US companies, and export services to restaurant concepts locating throughout the Middle East, South East Asia, the Far East. Additionally, Midamar Corporation offers consulting services to US based companies who are expanding their business internationally. Founded in 1974, Midamar is centrally located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. For more information visit