Bryan's Meat Cutting and Country Butcher Shop of East Smithfield received recognition at the Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors (PAMP) Convention held April 27, 28 and 29 in State College, Pa.

Bryan's Meat Cutting won grand champion for their smoked bacon, champion for their hot dogs, and reserve champion for their snack stick.

Bryan's also went on to win the "best of pork" category with their smoked bacon. This category consists of the grand champions of each pork class. This award is considered to be the most prestigious award in the pork class. The contest had entries from across Pennsylvania and several neighboring states.

The Pennsylvania Processed Product Competition, the largest meat product judging on the East Coast, uses meat experts from the Pennsylvania State University and the industry.

The meat competition identifies outstanding and innovative products of the highest quality.

The contest is held annually during the annual educational meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors.

PAMP is a state-wide trade association composed of small and mid-sized meat business companies and their suppliers. The organization was founded in 1939 and provides education and business assistance to independent meat, poultry and food businesses.