NEVADA, Iowa—Burke Corporation, a leader in fully cooked meat products, announced that Asia Haack has joined the team as a Food Technologist in the meat manufacturer’s Research and Development Department.

In this role, Haack will test formulations and develop new products for the Burke product line, as well as for specific customers. Her testing will include new and different ingredients, raw materials, packaging and processing methods. “Asia’s addition to our team will help optimize innovation for our customers,” said Casey Frye, Vice President of Research and Development for the meat manufacturer. “She, along with all our meat experts and research and development team, will contribute to the Burke product quality and excellent customer communication for which we’re known.”

Haack received her M.S. in Animal Science, Meat Science and Muscle Biology, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, from which she also received her B.S. She worked for the Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) in Ithaca, Nebraska designing workshops, developing curricula and helping with all facets of 4-H. Haack is a member of the American Society of Animal Science (AMSA) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).

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Iowa-based Burke Corporation is an industry leader in fully cooked ethnic and specialty meats for foodservice and industrial markets with products under four brands: Premoro® Italian meats, Tezzata® Mexican meats, MagniFoods® specialty meats and NaturaSelect® natural and organic meats, as well as customized private label products.

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