Pork magazine and the National Pork Board offer a new, interactive Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) Resource Center at www.PorkMag.com/PQAPlus. The popular PQA Plus program helps producers assure food safety and animal care and thereby help meet the needs of customers.
Funded by the Pork Checkoff, the new PQA Plus Resource Center is a portal to all National Pork Board articles and information on the PQA Plus program, along with Pork and AgNetwork articles, news, videos, podcasts and other resources.
Interactive elements include forums where producers can “Ask An Expert” and “Tell their PQA Plus Story.” Available videos include those with a positive message about pork production.
“The PQA Plus Resource Center on PorkMag.com will allow pork producers to enhance their quality pork production methods as well as allow consumers, retailers and others to see videos and read stories from real pork producers on how they humanely produce pork for a hungry world,” says PORK magazine editor Marlys Miller.
"We believe all pork producers should participate in the PQA Plus program," said Steve Weaver, a California pork producer and president of the National Pork Board. "We ask all producers to visit the site, become PQA Plus certified and become an advocate for the program."
The PQA Plus program is a three-year certification program which includes producer training and certification, an assessment of on-farm animal well-being which can result in PQA Plus site status and a survey to evaluate implementation of PQA Plus in the industry.
Visit www.PorkMag.com/PQAPlus today.