CSU, Chico

Student Wins at Cured Meat Competition

Student Wins at Cured Meat Competition

Senior crop science and horticulture major Peter Suden was named reserve champion in the collegiate category of the California Association of Meat Processors (CAMP) cured meat contest. The contest was in conjunction with the annual CAMP convention and table-top tradeshow held at California State University, Chico Feb. 21–23. Approximately 150 attendees representing more than 30 small California meat processors were on hand for educational seminars, tours, student contests and the cured meat competition. 

Suden, who has worked at the CSU, Chico meats lab for two years, won reserve champion with his entry called “Peter’s Sausage.” The sausage combined cranberry, walnut and apple flavors. All contestants, who entered cured and smoked hams, bacon, jerky, sausages and other meats snacks, were members of the California Association of Meat Processors. This was Suden’s second year attending the CAMP convention, but this was his first year entering a product in the contest.

Tori Ohm, also a CSU, Chico meats lab student employee, participated in the event as well. “It was a great opportunity to be able to host the convention,” Ohm said. “It gave a lot of people the opportunity to see what we are doing at the farm, and Peter’s placing gave some great recognition to the meats lab.”

March 13, 2014