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AMSA Welcomes Colorado State University Center for Meat Safety and Quality to the Sustaining Partners Program

May 13, 2015

Media Contact: Deidrea Mabry, dmabry@meatscience.org

American Meat Science Association Welcomes Colorado State University Center for Meat Safety and Quality to the Sustaining Partners Program

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. May 13 ─  Colorado State University Center for Meat Safety and Quality has joined over 30 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 and opportunities for individuals in the field of meat science.  AMSA’s Sustaining Partners program recognizes the organizations and institutions that provide significant financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the organization.

“We at Colorado State University are very excited to become a Sustaining Partner of AMSA. There is strong institutional commitment, at CSU, to grow the meat science and food safety program with additional faculty and facilities. Partnering with AMSA is another sign of this commitment,” states Kevin R. Pond, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University.

Colorado State University’s Center for Meat Safety & Quality is a multidisciplinary team of scientists addressing national and global food safety and quality issues through basic and applied research and technology development.  Their objective is to help assure that consumers worldwide have access to a dependable supply of safe and high quality food products; to educate and train students to assume food safety positions in industry, academic institutions and regulatory agencies; and to provide outreach and educational resources.

“Colorado State University is an established leader in meat science research and teaching. Their participation as an AMSA Sustaining Partner strengthens an already strong relationship between our organizations. I look forward to ongoing collaboration with the CSU faculty and students in the future” states Thomas Powell, AMSA Executive Director.

The Sustaining Partnership program enables these 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.

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About AMSA
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.

About Colorado State University’s Center for Meat Safety & Quality
The mission for Colorado State University’s Center for Meat Safety & Quality (CMSQ) is to utilize research to target issues ranging from international to individual needs.

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