A training manual designed to standardize beef quality assurance practices across the United States is now available. The manual is sponsored by the Beef Quality Assurance initiative and by the Beef Checkoff.
The manual was produced to standardize BQA practices and bolster consumer confidence by presenting proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within each segment of the beef industry. It will be sent to the 100 BQA coordinators for all 50 states, who will use it to train their trainers.
"When the integrity of our industry is attacked or questioned, this manual enables us to have a collective response that shows our dedication to providing consumers with a safe, wholesome beef product," says Dee Griffin of the University of Nebraska, a BQA advisory board member who led the training manual project.