The most prestigious cured meats competition in the country saw entrants from 80 meat processing plants from across the country submit their best bacon, hams, jerky and other cured meats. All total, there were almost 750 products entered at the 2016 Cured Meats Championships, held during the American Association of Meat Processors’ annual convention in Omaha, Neb. in July.
As per usual at the ACMC, the competition was tough, as many of the products had won award in state competitions. All in all, 42 of the companies that entered products placed in the Top 5 of a category.