American Meat Science Association adds Winpak to Sustaining Partners Program
By Food in Canada staffResearch & Development Meat &Poultry Seafood
WINNIPEG—Winpak Ltd., a Winnipeg-headquartered manufacturer and distributer of packaging materials and products that are used to protect perishable foods, beverages, and in health care applications, has joined over 40 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).
The AMSA has, for over 50 years, 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.
“We look forward to working with Winpak. Their packaging expertise will be a valuable addition for our membership and the possibilities for careers for meat science students are tremendous,” said AMSA executive director Thomas Powell.
Winpak, established in 1975, is part of a global packaging group with 10 manufacturing facilities in North America, offering high-quality flexible and rigid packaging materials and related innovative packaging machines primarily for food, beverage, and health care applications. Winpak’s partnership with their sister company Wipak, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of packaging materials, allows them to access the expertise of packaging professionals worldwide and to offer a broad range of products and packaging solutions globally.
“Winpak is passionate about creating packages that excel in consistent performance and quality, but are also sustainable for the environment. Partnering with AMSA greatly enables Winpak to accomplish this goal. This happens through collaboration, education and working with the future leaders in the meat industry. We are very excited and proud to partner with AMSA,” said Winpak division’s sales director Greg Jones.
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. Its 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.
More on Winpak at www.winpak.com.
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. More at www.meatscience.org.
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