The livestock industry will soon have 19 new certified meat plant animal welfare auditors. These individuals completed a two-day instruction course sponsored by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization and the American Meat Institute.
This was PAACO’s first training course was so popular that the group will offer another one this fall. Attendees lauded the hands-on experience and opportunity to interact with other attendees and leading industry specialists who served as instructors.
PAACO’s purpose is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of animal auditors and to promote the profession of animal auditors.
Founding and current organizations are the Federation of Animal Science Societies, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and American Association of Avian Pathologists.
PAACO news release