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PQA Plus Information
PQA Plus was developed by the Pork Industry Animal Care Coalition to be a continuous improvement program, most recently revised in 2016. The coalition is made up of pork producers, packers/processors, restaurants and food retailers. Dedicated to finding a food-industry solution that would give confidence to consumers U.S. pork is produced in a way that respects animal well-being. PQA Plus merges the food safety and animal well-being concepts of the original PQA program into three steps: individual certification through education, farm site assessment and the opportunity for project verification to give customer credibility. For more information on PQA Plus contact National Pork Board at 800-456-PORK, or go to their website.
Transport Quality Assurance (TQA)
Information TQA was introduced in 2002 by the Pork Checkoff as a quality assurance program designed specifically for transporters, producers and handlers of pigs. It encourages dedication to transporting and delivering the highest quality, safest pork product possible to remain competitive in the global market. The program’s mission is to make a positive impact on pork industry animal movement practices through the education and continued training of animal handlers by demonstrating industry-leading techniques which lead to enhanced animal well-being; and quality pork products.
More information on TQA can be found by contacting National Pork Board at 800-456-PORK, or go to their website.
PQA Plus V5 Advisor Certification
State trainer Jeff Morris, UW Madison Division of Extension Swine Outreach Specialist offers scheduled training for PQA V5 Advisor certification. The next session will be Monday October 30, 2023
To be eligible to become an advisor, you must meet the following qualifications:
1. Be a veterinarian, extension specialist or ag educator (defined for this program as a person who spends full time in adult education or at least half time in production training) AND
2. Have a DVM or B.S. in animal science (or equivalent) AND
3. Have two years of recent documentable swine production experience.
October 30, 2023 at 8:30 am Virtual Session
This session will be held virtually via zoom. Registration is required, the application deadline is October 23, 2023.
To register, please fill out the below form and return to Jeff Morris at email@example.com