American Meat Science Association
Since 1964, the American Meat Science Association has served as a professional society providing the forum for all interests in meat to come together and address the needs of the meat industry. Their web site provides information on its objectives, members, conferences and other AMSA programs.

American Association of Meat Processors
AAMP is the largest meat trade organization in North America. This site includes information on its membership, HACCP contacts, food safety training and nutrition labeling.

American Association of Swine Veterinarians
The AASV has approximately 2000 members in 30 countries from practice, industry and academia. The organization strives to increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians by promoting and developing educational opportunities and resources.

American Meat Institute
This site features the latest news releases from the AMI and includes information on such topics as food safety/inspection, labor and environment, international trade, and business issues.

American Society of Animal Science
The internet home of this professional organization for animal scientists, this web site features news, membership information and ASAS publications.

Institute of Food Technologists
The Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with members who work in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government. Their web site includes membership information, news releases and updates on its actvities.

North American Meat Processors Association
NAMP is a non-profit association of meat processing companies and associates. This site contains information about its membership, publications, products and an extensive list of industry links.

Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Grandin is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Her web site features her comments on such topics as design of stockyards, corrals, chutes, loading ramps and restraining systems; humane slaughter; stress and quality.

United States Department of Agriculture
The official home of the USDA