The quality of meat products produced by Wisconsin’s Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly was again recognized at the annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, held in Madison earlier this month. At the Meat Product Show, held during the convention, Fox Bros. brought home four awards, including:
• Specialty entree: Southwest Chicken Meat Loaf Muffin, grand champion;
• Fresh Traditional Bratwurst: Fox Bros. Fresh Original Brat, reserve grand champion;
• Bratwurst Traditional Cooked & Uncured: Fox Bros. Pre-cooked Brat, champion; and
• Snack Sausages Traditional: Shelf Stable Beef Snack Sticks, reserve champion.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly was the only grocery store in southeast Wisconsin to win an award. This was the seventh year that Fox Bros. entered the contest and brought home awards; it also was a record-setting number of awards to be earned in one year for the grocer.
Fox Bros. products are produced in the Oconomowoc store, but products are available in all six locations, including Hartland, Richfield, Slinger, Saukville and Jackson.
The Wisconsin meat product competition is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Meat processing plants and meat markets from across the state this year entered 1,084 individual products in 36 product categories, including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and a variety of other types of meat products. More than 40 judges, including food scientists, out-of-state meat processors and other food industry professionals, were required to evaluate the products during the product evaluation session. Individual products are scored for external appearance and eye appeal, internal appearance, aroma and taste using a scale of 1,000 points.
In the feature photo at top: Dave Dominguez, meat manager, Oconomowoc; Kurtis Lam, assistant sausage maker; Lori Fox, owner; Pat Fox, owner; and Dean Rindahl, head sausage maker.