February 1, 2016
Pioneer Meats of Big Timber won international recognition at the “DFV-AAMP Quality Competition for Sausage and Ham”, held January 11-13, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The IFFA Quality competition was the first event of its kind held in the United States.
IFFA is the leading international trade fair for processing, packaging and sales in the meat industry, and hosts an international meat competition every three years in Frankfurt, Germany. The German Butchers’ Association (Deutscher Fleischer-Verband) formed a partnership with the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) to host the “satellite contest” in the U.S. The results form the U.S. competition will be included with those from Germany and acknowledged as being a part of the international show.
Pioneer Meats will be awarded with:
-5 Gold Medals: Summer Sausage, Tangy Summer Sausage, Kielbasa, Smoked Brat, Bacon
– 1 Bronze Medal: Schudog Fresh Bratwurst
Thus, qualifying for the Cup Of Honour for special achievements in this competition.
To make the event identical to the show in Frankfurt, organizers sent judges from Germany to conduct the competition. All entries were graded on appearance, consistency, smell, and taste. The competition received more then 300 entries from 15 states.
AAMP Executive Director Chris Young said, “With an award from the German Butchers’ Association, our members demonstrate the international competitiveness and quality of their products. On behalf of AAMP and our members, we congratulate Pioneer Meats for their outstanding achievements.”
Pioneer Meats will be attending the German Butchers’ Association ceremony at the IFFA in Frankfurt on May 10, 2016, where they will be awarded their certificates and trophies.
Pioneer Meats is a member of the American Association of Meat Processors, the nations’ largest trade organization representing small businesses int he meat industry.