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Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) provides a framework for significant, relevant food safety standards and improved animal well-being. Pork producers pride themselves on the commitment to continuous improvement. PQA Plus is regularly revised to increase its effectiveness, incorporate new research information and ensure the program’s validity.

Maintaining its food safety tradition to ensure U.S. pork products continue to be recognized domestically and internationally as the highest quality and safest available, PQA Plus also provides information to ensure producers can measure, track and continuously improve animal well-being.

Locate a PQA Plus Program Leader

Your PQA Plus Advisor may not be the same person that you used for PQA. Your advisor will likely be a veterinarian, and Extension specialist or an ag educator with a Bachelor of Science degree. It also could be someone with the equivalent of a degree in animal science or a related field, who has two years of recent, documentable swine production experience.

New PQA Plus Certification (or recertification if expired) requires face-to-face training with a PQA Plus Advisor.
Renewal PQA Plus Certification can be completed through face-to-face or online training. To be eligible to recertify through an online course/exam:
  • Contact a certified advisor before current certification expires
  • Provide the advisor with an email address for the purpose of sending online training instructions
  • Complete online training within 30 days of receiving access to train

Use the locator feature below or call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 to find out who is available in your area.

 

Are you interested in becoming an Adult PQA Plus Advisor, or do you need to renew your PQA Plus Advisor Certification?  If so, you will need to locate an Adult PQA Plus Trainer.

New PQA Plus Advisor certification as well as renewals require face-to-face training with a currently certified PQA Plus Trainer.

Use the locator feature below or call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 to find out who is available in your area.

 

Preparing for a PQA Plus site assessment

  1. Use the locator feature below or call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 to find out who is available in your area.
  2. Contact your PQA Plus Advisor to schedule a PQA Plus site assessment.
  3. Prior to meeting with your PQA Plus Advisor, you can review the PQA Plus educational program either by accessing it on-line at www.pork.org or by using printed books supplied by the National Pork Board.
  4. PQA Plus Terms and Conditions are found at the bottom of the Assessment Form. These should be reviewed prior to meeting with your Advisor and accepted prior to the end of the assessment process.
  5. To prepare for the site assessment, your PQA Plus Advisor should confirm the biosecurity protocols for your site. They also may ask for the current animal inventory by phase of production and housing type and a site map of the facilities.
  6. Records may be kept on each individual site, at a central location or in some combination of the two. Locate the records the PQA Plus Advisor will need to review during the site assessment

 

Remember: Use the locator feature below or call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 to find out who is available in your area to perform a Site Assessment.

 


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