(Dr. Phyllis Shand/Supplied)

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced Dr. Phyllis Shand as the 2021 AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award recipient.

Shand is a professor of meat and food science in the department of food and bioproduct sciences at the University of Saskatchewan whose research program focuses on physicochemical, biochemical, and functional aspects of muscle proteins. Shand is an internationally known and respected meat scientist, with a range of specialties, including fresh meat quality, to further processing and novel ingredients.

The AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award was established to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in an area related to the meat industry. The award is sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc.

“She has been a champion of the Canadian meat industry, developing relationships with agricultural groups, industry, institutions, people, and companies to address challenges and facilitate solutions. Her innovative applied research has benefited companies manufacturing processed products” says Dr. Elizabeth Boyle, professor and extension meat science specialist at Kansas State University.

Shand will be honoured during the 74th AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation August 17, 2021, in Reno, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada – Reno.

Dr. Shand says she is “most proud of the students and junior faculty that I have mentored and of the industry research collaborations and training I’ve provided.”

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