Nestlé Purina has joined 40 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 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.

“The addition of Purina to our sustaining partners broadens AMSA’s membership base significantly into the pet food space. This gives us new opportunities for facilitating collaboration in the meat science community in ways that many have not previously considered,” states Thomas Powell, AMSA Executive Director.

For 90 years, Purina has been bringing value to their consumers by providing high-quality, nutritious pet products that help enrich their pets' lives. Purina’s 500+ global scientists and pet experts, including nutritionists, behaviorists and veterinarians, work to create products and innovations that not only contribute to pet overall health and wellbeing but also advance the industry. As the newest Sustaining Partner for AMSA, Purina will have the opportunity to share its leading knowledge and expertise in the area of ingredient research, specifically protein.

“Protein is a key ingredient in every Purina recipe as it provides a strong foundation for our pets’ nutrition. It is a critical part of our complete and balanced diets for both dogs and cats,” said Staci DeGeer, Senior Product Development Scientist. “At Purina we value collaboration with the industry and aspiring scientists in the area of product development. Joining the ranks of AMSA Sustaining Partners is an excellent opportunity to do just that.”

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. 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.

Source: AMSA