Jet's Meats wins numerous awards at IMPA Convention

Jet's Meat Processing in Waukon brought home a total of six awards from the Cured Meat Competition held as part of the 79th Annual Convention of the Iowa Meat Processors Association (IMPA) held in Ames February 5-8. Glen Monroe and Andy Thesing (left to right) of Jet's Meat Processing display some of the plaques representing the awards, which included Grand Champion Cottage Bacon, Grand Champion Franks/Wieners (Coarse Ground), Grand Champion Flavored Snack Sticks, Reserve Grand Champion Bone-In Ham, Reserve Grand Champion Specialty Ham and Reserve Grand Champion Restructured Jerky. In addition to the Cured Meat Competition that involved 310 products in 21 classes that were judged by meat specialists from Iowa State University and other individuals in the meat industry, Convention attendees also participated in seminars on new labeling regulations, website and internet marketing of state-inspected products, and a food safety workshop focusing on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements, microbiology and sanitation procedures under the direction of Dr. Joe Cordray, Iowa State University Meat Specialist.