Geiss earns honors at state meat processors convention
The exceptional quality of meat products produced by Geiss Meat Service of Merrill was recognized at the 74th annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, held in Madison on April 4-7.
At the meat product show held in conjunction with that meeting, Geiss Meat Service received the following product awards: ring bologna-coarse ground, reserve grand champion; boneless traditional ham, reserve champion; mettwurst, reserve grand champion small diameter smoked and cooked sausage; old world sausage, champion; jalapeno and cheese sausage, reserve champion flavored summer sausage; smoked kielbasa, reserve champion smoked kielbasa or polish sausage.
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 in 36 product categories. Over 40 judges including food scientists, out-of-state meat processors and other food industry professionals were required to effectively evaluate the many products during the product evaluation session on Saturday, April 6.
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.
Geiss Meat Service owner Andy Geiss was also nominated to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors.