We are saddened to hear of the passing of one of the finest individuals and leaders in the small meat processing industry. See all of Ed’s awards and accomplishments in the obituary. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.We are saddened to report the passing of Ed Woods, a member of the Cured Meats Hall of Fame and the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Ed, proprietor of Woods Smoked Meats of Bowling Green, Mo., was a perfect example of the AAMP processor. He learned from his peers, became an absolute master of his craft, and then he spent the rest of his life sharing his wisdom with anyone who asked.
Under Ed's leadership, Woods Smoked Meats won countless state and national awards for its products. Ed participated in numerous seminars, judged competitions and served in the leadership of both the Missouri Association of Meat Processors and AAMP. He even took his knowledge abroad, participating in events in China and Turkmenistan. Our prayers and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Regina, and his children and extended family. The family-placed obituary, with memorial information, is here: www.bibbveach.com/obituaries/Edward-Ed-Woods. ... See MoreSee Less
On January 16th, 2023, Mark Scott Hanni passed away. Mark was born on May 3rd, 1968, in Beaver Dam, WI son of Harold and Delores Hanni. He was married to the love of his life Angie. Mark loved being a...
DATCP Meat and Poultry Staff to Host Virtual Office Hours in February The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Bureau of Meat and Poultry Businesses (BMPB) will begin hosting virtual “office hours” in 2023. These events will directly connect industry with DATCP staff to hear regulatory updates and address questions related to meat and poultry operations. The first virtual office hours will be held via Zoom from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. DATCP’s Division of Food and Recreational Safety management will be available to share industry-related updates and opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions or topics for discussion in advance of the office hours. Earlier this year, DATCP emailed several industry reminders and resources to help operators find information on regulatory requirements, grant opportunities and upcoming changes. DATCP encourages anyone not receiving these messages to contact the BMPB with their establishment name or number and preferred email address. In December, DATCP began sending invitations to the “office hours” event electronically and by mail. If you did not receive a letter and wish to attend – and if you would like to update your contact information or submit questions in advance of the event – contact the BMPB at (608) 224-4694 or by email at DATCPmeatpoultrylicensing@wisconsin.gov. ... See MoreSee Less