The United States National Pork Board this week unveiled its new quality-assurance programme, the “Pork Quality Assurance Plus” (PQA Plus), an update to the industry’s pork-safety 1989 programme.
The PQA Plus combines two existing programs: PQA certification and the Swine Welfare Assurance Program.
It includes three steps:
PQA Plus is the result of nearly two years of collaborative work from all sectors of the pork industry. It will have a three-year implementation period.