CHAMPAIGN, IL ─ JBT has joined over 45 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). For more than 50 years, the AMSA has relied on support from partners to maintain its ability to provide community and professional development programs as well as opportunities for individuals in the field of meat science. AMSA’s Sustaining Partner program recognizes the organizations and institutions that provide significant financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the organization.
“JBT has experience and leadership throughout the food processing industry. AMSA is excited to welcome JBT to the AMSA sustaining partner program and looks forward to exploring new opportunities with JBT and all of our sustaining partners,” states Deidrea Mabry, AMSA Interim Executive Director.
JBT supplies customized industrial and turnkey solutions used in the food processing industry. Through innovation, they design, manufacture and service food processing equipment for the preparation of meat, seafood and poultry products, ready-to-eat meals, shelf stable packaged foods, bakery products, high-value powdered products, juice and dairy products, and fresh fruit and vegetable products. Their equipment sterilizes more than 50% of the world’s shelf-stable canned foods, freezes more than 50% of the world’s frozen foods and squeezes more than 75% of the world’s citrus juices. In addition to sales and service offices based in more than 25 countries, they also support customers through research and technology centers located in North America (4), South America (2), Europe (5), Africa (1) and Asia (2).
“JBT is proud to become a sustaining partner of the American Meat Science Association. We are looking forward to the collaboration with the association’s meat science professionals in hopes of building a stronger scientific network moving forward. JBT is passionate about providing state-of-the-art equipment and technology to the meat processing industry. This partnership will allow JBT to work with existing and future leaders of the meat industry in continuing to advance our processing equipment technologies,” states David Hayden, Meat Scientist/Technical Account Manager, JBT.
The Sustaining Partnership program enables participating companies and institutions to acknowledge and further align under a common goal to foster the principles of meat science and technology. Our Sustaining Partners have enhanced AMSA programs such as student development, scientific information outreach and building the global network of meat science professionals. The program includes five levels of partnership – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
AMSA fosters community and professional development among individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high-quality meat defined as red meat (beef, pork and lamb), poultry, fish/seafood and meat from other managed species.