Now that Pork Quality Assurance(PQA) III is history, you can maintain your certification through Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus), the Pork Checkoff’s new program designed to assure food safety and good animal care.

“PQA Plus will demonstrate producers’ accountability, trust and social responsibility to our customers,” said Wayne Peugh, a pork producer from Edelstein, Ill. The immediate past National Pork Board president helped debut PQA Plus at June’s 2007 World Pork Expo in Des Moines.

Click here to read more from the August 2007 issue (PDF version) of the Pork Checkoff Report.