AMSA Sustaining Partner Highlight

Sep 17, 2015

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 acknowledges the organizations and institutions that provide extraordinary financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the association. Today we would like to recognize Kemin and more specifically their enthusiastic support of not only AMSA but also AMSA's student and youth development program.

Over the course of 53 years Kemin has developed more than 500 ingredients. Chances are, you and your friends, family members, pets and livestock are the recipients of products containing Kemin ingredients. The company's ingredients reach an estimated 2 billion people a day through products provided by Kemin customers who use Kemin ingredients and it is their goal to expand that reach to half the world's population by 2018.

Kemin continues to expand and invest heavily in research and development. In the last few years, Kemin has opened a new research and development facility in Belgium, added another customer laboratory services facility in North India, acquired new facilities in Verona, Missouri, California, Indiana and Ningbo, China and is in the process of building a new research and development facility at its corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 2010, Kemin chose to further formalize their commitment to quality by pursuing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked certifications. These are quality certifications that GFSI has identified as meeting food safety standards worldwide. This level of certification is not required of Kemin, but does provide documented reinforcement of their commitment to providing only the highest quality products.

Recently, Kemin has also achieved SCS Sustainably Grown certification on two of their vertically integrated crops; rosemary and spearmint. SCS Certified Sustainably Grown is one of the world's most stringent certification standards, supporting long-term sustainable agricultural production of crops grown using the highest quality and safety requirements.

AMSA is extremely thankful to have Kemin as one of our sustaining partners.

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