ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (August 1, 2017) – Edgewood Locker Inc., Edgewood, IA, won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC), held July 20-22, in Lexington, Kentucky. This event is held in conjunction with the annual convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP).
The ACMC draws participants from across the United States. This year, there were 669 entries in 28 product classes. In total, 68 AAMP membership plants participated in the competition. Meat processors enter their products for evaluation by judges who are meat scientists and specialists in the industry. All entries are judged on the basis of aroma, flavor, eye appeal, color, and texture.
Edgewood Locker Inc. was awarded Reserve Grand Champion in the Small Diameter Smoked & Cooked Sausage class.
AAMP Executive Director Chris Young said, “With an award from the American Cured Meat Championships, our members demonstrate the competitiveness and quality of their products. On behalf of AAMP and our members, we congratulate Edgewood Locker Inc. for their outstanding accomplishment.”
The ACMC co-technical advisors for the 2017 competition were: Joseph C. Cordray, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Jeffrey Sindelar, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; and Terry Houser, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
Edgewood Locker Inc. is a member of the American Association of Meat Processors, the nation’s largest trade organization representing small businesses in the meat industry.
(photo courtesy of Edgewood Locker Facebook page)