University of Wisconsin Madison to host meat competition

University of Wisconsin Madison to host meat competition
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a meat competition later this month.

On Wednesday, the university announced it will be hosting a satellite contest of the IFFA Quality Competition Jan. 21-25 in the lobby of the Discovery Building. The main competition is held every three years in Frankfurt, Germany.

This is only the second time the organization has held a competition outside Frankfurt. Organizers are hoping the satellite competition will promote participation from American meat processors who face difficulties shipping their product entries to the European Union.

During the competition, sausage and ham products from around the country will be judged for quality by members of the German Butchers Association. The same panel will judge meats in May at the IFFA Quality Competition in Germany.

Organizers said American participants will be judged at the same level as their European counterparts. More than 2,500 meat products will be assessed during the competition.

The public is welcome to attend an opening ceremony Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. where people can spend time observing the judging process.

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