This resource center is dedicated to Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus), the pork industry's continuous improvement program focused on animal care and food safety. The National Pork Board is urging all pork producers to be certified by June 30 and to achieve site status by Dec. 31. Learn more.

Latest news:

PQA Plus Webinars June 23, 24
Two Pork Quality Assurance Plus Webinars have been scheduled. The first, conducted in Spanish, is set for June 23 at 2 p.m. CST.

PQA Plus Advisor Recertification Sessions Set  
People who become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are required to recertify every three years.

More than 41,000 Pork Producers PQA Plus Certified  
If you haven’t taken this important step, now’s a great time to achieve PQA Plus certification and PQA Plus site status.

NPB Sets Aggressive PQA Plus Goal
The National Pork Board has set a goal of June 30, 2010 for all U.S. pork producers to be PQA Plus certified. In addition, a follow-up goal is to have all pork production sites assessed by Dec. 31, 2010.

10,000 Iowa Pork Producers Now PQA Plus Certified
Iowa pork producers have embraced the industry-wide Pork Quality Assurance Plus program.  In about two years, more than 10,000 Iowa pork producers, employees and other personnel have become certified in the PQA Plus program.

Staying Ahead of the Recertification Crunch
"We definitely recognize the hard economic times that pork producers are going through,” said Tim Bierman, President of the National Pork Board.    

Equipped with the Facts: H1N1
On Sept. 15, Pork Checkoff held a webinar for ag media representatives to share the facts and emergency action plans regarding the H1N1 influenza virus.