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Bernthal Packing has been a member of the Michigan Meat Association since the late 1970s. Phil Bernthal is actively serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Meat Association. Every year the Michigan Meat Association holds a State Convention where registered Meat Markets across the state bring their products and awards are presented.  Below are the awards that Bernthal Packing has accumulated in just the last two years.


Boneless Ham: Grand Champion

Frankfurters/Wieners: Grand Champion

MMA Specialty Luncheon Meat: Champion

Snack Sticks: Champion

Smoked Turkey: Champion

Bacon: Champion

Bone-In Ham- First Place



Smoked Turkey: Grand Champion

Cured Specialty Product: Grand Champion

Specialty Game Meats: Grand Champion

Boneless Ham: Grand Champion

MMA Specialty Small Diameter Sausage: Grand Champion

Ring Bologna: Champion

Bone-In Ham: Champion

Phil Bernthal was awarded the Michigan Meat Association Outstanding Service Award which is given to members that have made an exceptional contribution to the Michigan Meat Association and its members.

Herbert and Frances Bernthal were awarded with the Michigan Meat Association Honorary Membership Award. The term “honorary” member is applied to individuals interested in promoting the welfare of the meat/food industry.