Land O’ Frost has joined 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.
“Land O’ Frost is proud to partner with AMSA. Partnering with AMSA establishes a strategic relationship to the core technical talent that will not only move our business forward, but also improve food safety for Land O’ Frost and the industry as a whole” states John Butts, Land O’ Frost.
Founded in 1958 by Antoon Van Eekeren, Land O' Frost is the second best-selling branded luncheon meats in the United States, which consumers everywhere associate with "great taste and the highest quality." Under the guidance of third-generation family owners, Land O' Frost currently ships millions of packages of luncheon meats each week to the largest grocery and mass merchandising chains across the country.
“We are excited to welcome Land O Frost to AMSA’s Sustaining Partner program, the Land O’ Frost name carries with it more than 50 years of leadership and experience within the industry. The experience that Land O’ Frost and all our sustaining partners provide will assist AMSA in building and strengthening our global network of meat science professionals” states Thomas Powell, AMSA Executive Director.
Land O' Frost branded products can be found in the supermarkets and mass merchandisers that account for nearly 90 percent of the retail sales in the country, as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. The company operates four facilities in Lansing, IL, Madisonville, KY, West Point, NE, and Searcy, AR.
“We have a profound belief in sharing Best Food Safety Practices with our competitors who are our industry partners. We, like AMSA, are all in this together” says John Butts. “Our food safety agile culture is based on each of us being focused, fast and flexible. Innovation by Product Development and agility go hand-in-hand as we grow. We look forward to provide the satisfaction and rewards of seeing our innovative efforts come to life in retail stores across the country. As our products are viewed, so are we viewed.”
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. The program includes five levels of partnership – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.