Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
News

Inboden’s takes multiple Grand Champion awards

In February, Inboden’s Meats of DeKalb received multiple Grand Champion awards at the Illinois Association of Meat Producers and Indiana Meat Packers and Processors Association 2013 annual convention.

The convention is held in association with the University of Illinois meat science lab in Champaign. During the convention, there was a product show competition in which industry professionals, including meat science doctorates from Illinois and Indiana, were the judges.

The competition, compromised of more than 330 entries in 21 classes, uses a highly critical grading system. Deductions were taken based on flavor, texture, aroma, defects, uniformity of color, shape, consumer appeal and uniqueness.

Inboden’s Meats took top honors in the following categories:

1. Grand Champion – Italian Sausage – Fresh Sausage

2. Grand Champion – Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Burger – Variety Class

3. Reserve Grand Champion – Bratwurst – Bratwurst

Inboden’s also competed for the Illinois Association of Pork Producers 2013 Pork Innovation Award. Inboden’s received the Grand Champion award for its herbed pork patty and took second place honors for its pork chop trio. Inboden’s was awarded monetarily for the first place prize.

Inboden’s Meats also took part in the three-day educational seminar with Tom Inboden presenting his knowledge of corned beef at the pre-convention workshop held at the University of Illinois Meat Science Laboratory. Tom Inboden has served as a president of the Illinois Association of Meat Processors. Joe Inboden currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Meat Processors.

Loading more