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Product of the Year USA (POY), designed to be North America’s largest and most representative consumer-voted programs for recognizing product innovation, announced that this year’s winners will be unveiled at the 2009 Awards Night, scheduled to take place at The Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Phil Lempert, food trends editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and founder of, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

POY says that 100,000 consumers have weighed in with their opinions on more than 40 products in a wide range of categories.

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