JM Watkins brings home 2 awards
Saturday, May 06, 2017
The exceptional quality of meat products produced by JM Watkins of Plum City was recognized at the 78th annual Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors convention in Madison March 30-April 1.
JM Watkins, owned and operated by Brandon and Erin Clare, received the following product awards:
• Reserve Grand Champion, whole smoked turkey, Cured and Smoked Poultry Class
• Reserve Champion, pepper bacon, Flavored Bacon Class
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 1,016 individual products into 36 product categories including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and a variety of other meat products.
More than 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.
Individual products are scored for external appearance and eye-appeal, internal appearance, aroma, and taste, using a scale of 1,000 points.