MCLEAN, Va. – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, represented by John E. Starkey, president, and Charles Olentine, executive vice-president of the International Poultry Expo (I.P.E.), were in attendance to present a $5,000 check to Scott Scriven, chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (F.P.S.A.) and Jan Erik Kuhlmann, chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Foundation on July 19 at the association’s recent three-day trade show, PROCESS EXPO 2010, in Chicago.

The check was a contribution to the association’s Meat Industry Supplier’s Alliance (M.I.S.A.) Foundation Scholarship Fund.

“Our association shares the common goal of bringing more talented student scientists and leaders to our common industry,” Starkey said. “It is with great pleasure that the association accepts I.P.E.’s very generous contribution,” Scriven said. Jan Kuhlmann added, “This financial support will be given to students who are pursuing careers in our joint industry.”

“Both the F.P.S.A. and I.P.E. are strong supporters of each other’s association and are committed to expanding our working relationship,” said David Seckman, president and chief executive officer of F.P.S.A.

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (F.P.S.A.) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.

Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

F.P.S.A. members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. F.P.S.A. councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits & Vegetable and Meat sectors.