On June 5, 2019 the Revisions to the Pork Quality Assurance Plus 4.0 went into affect. Most processors require that all Pork Producers and employees be certified in Pork Quality Assurance. In addition the certification is for a limited time and then the training must be completed again. This updated program has two training options, first time and recertification.

"Pork Producers are committed to the six We Care ethical principles because we want to do what's best for people, pigs and the planet," said David Newman, incoming National Pork Board president and pork producer from Jonesboro, Arkansas. "This program has been a collaborative effort between producers, packers and industry representatives for over 30 years," There has been new research that has been incorporated into the latest version to increase the programs effectiveness.

The Pork Quality Assurance program shows to consumers that pork producers are focused on providing a high quality, safe product while promoting animal well being, public health and environmental stewardship.


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