Jason Sawyer


Associate Professor, Meat Science


Auburn University

Petfood Essentials presentation description:

Packaging, distributing and retailing – Jason Sawyer, Ph.D., associate professor of meat science at Auburn University, provides an overview of the latest research and tips on packaging and shelf-life considerations for alternative pet foods, including cold chains for raw/frozen products.


Jason Sawyer, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University, focusing on meat science. His research captures the qualities and characteristics of postmortem changes that occur in fresh and cooked meat products, with a specific emphasis placed on shelf-life stability as it pertains to surface color, packaging methodology and sensory taste. Sawyer earned a bachelor of science from Kansas State University, a master of science from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate from University of Arkansas. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Animal Science, American Meat Science Association, American Association of Meat Processors and Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.