American Association of Meat Processors
PO Box 269, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Ph: 717-367-1168 FAX: 717-367-9096
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AREA PROCESSOR WINS NATIONAL HONOR
Tripp Country Hams, Inc. of Brownsville, Tennessee, won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships held in Buffalo, New York, in July 2005 in conjunction with the 66th Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors.
Tripp Country Hams, Inc. was awarded Grand Champion in the Country Ham - Smoked class and Reserve Grand Champion in the Country Ham - Unsmoked class. All entries were judged on the basis of aroma, flavor, eye appeal, color and texture.
The American Cured Meat Championships, held each year as part of the American Convention of Meat Processors, annually draws hundreds of entries from the entire United States. This year there were 506 entries in 28 product categories. Judges for this year's panel were ~ Technical Advisors Joseph C. Cordray, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and Jay Wenther, Director of Science and Technology, AAMP, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Randy Alewel, Alewel's Country Meats, Warrensburg, Missouri; Roger Alewel, Sedalia, Missouri; Shai Barbut, Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Vern Cahill, Ph.D., Columbus, Ohio; Steve Eaker, Steve's Meat Market, Ellendale, Minnesota; Bill Henning, Ph.D., Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; Lynn Knipe, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Jim Lamkey, Ph.D., FMC Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey; Edward Mills, Ph.D., Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; Glenn Myers, Penn State University, Univercity Park, Pennsylvania; NedPairett, Ph.D., Faculty Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Randy Petersohn, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Denny Shaw, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Jeff J. Sindelar, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Tripp Country Hams, Inc. is a member of the American Association of Meat Processors, the nation's largest trade organization representing small businessmen in the meat/food related industry.