Schmidt’s Meat Market wins national honor

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Schmidt’s Meat Market, Inc., Nicollet, won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC), held July 19-21, in Kansas City, Missouri. This event is held in conjunction with the annual convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP).

The ACMC draws participants from across the United States. This year, there were 678 entries in 29 product classes. In total, 67 AAMP membership plants participated in the competition. Meat processors enter their products for evaluation by judges who are meat scientists and specialists in the industry. All entries are judged on the basis of aroma, flavor, eye appeal, color, and texture.

Schmidt’s Meat Market, Inc. was awarded:

• Grand Champion – Jerky Whole Muscle Class

• Reserve Champion – Old World Dried Fermented Sausage Class

Chris Young, executive director of AAMP, was enthusiastic about the winners from this year’s contest. “Year-after-year, the winners of the ACMC continue to demonstrate the competitiveness and excellence of their products. On behalf of AAMP and our leadership, we congratulate Schmidt’s Meat Market, Inc. for their outstanding accomplishment.”

The ACMC co-technical advisors for the 2018 competition were: Joseph C. Cordray, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Jeffrey Sindelar, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; and Terry Houser, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Schmidt’s Meat Market, Inc. is a member of the American Association of Meat Processors, the nation’s largest trade organization representing small businesses in the meat industry. For more information on the ACMC, visit

The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) is North America’s largest meat trade organization. It is the mission of AAMP to provide quality service, knowledge through education, regulatory representation, and networking opportunities for our members.