ELIZABETHTOWN, PA. — The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) announced one of its board members, Scott Filbrandt, was one of 15 new members to join the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI).

Filbrandt is a second-generation meat processor who oversees operations at Bob’s Processing, South Haven, Mich.

As a strong advocate for food safety, Filbrandt has educated himself on the subject and has applied his knowledge to Bob’s Processing products.

Filbrandt’s food safety knowledge will assist him in his new role with NACMPI.

Since 1971, NACMPI has been providing recommendations to the secretary of agriculture on food safety concerns and other inspection activities that will affect USDA’s policies. Committee members include processors, meat science academics and other industry experts.

“I joined the USDA/FSIS Advisory Committee to have a voice for small meat processors on new food safety regulations,” Filbrandt said. “Many regulations that come out hurt small processors and are designed for large factory processors. Being on this board and vice president of AAMP, I am very committed to the small processor.”