The exceptional quality of meat products produced by Brandon Meats & Sausage, Inc. of Brandon was recognized at the 74th annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of the Meat Processors, held in Madison on April 4-7.
At the Meat Product show, Brandon Meats & Sausage Inc. received the following product awards:
? Grand Champion for Pepper Bacon
? Reserve Grand Champion for Ring Bologna
? Reserve Champion for Pre-Cooked Brats
The Wisconsin Meat Product competition is the largest of its kind in the United States. Meat processing plants and meat markets from throughout the state this year entered 1,052 individual products into 36 product categories, including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and a variety of other types of meat products.
Over 40 judges including food scientiests, out-of-state meat processors, and other food industry professionals were required to effectively evaluate the many products during the evaluation session. Individual products are scored for external appearance and eye-appeal, internal appearance, aroma and taste, using a scale of 1,000 points.
The size of this product show and the quality of its entries demonstrates the important role that sausage and processed meats play in Wisconsin's meat industry and among consumers across the state.