Meat Solutions, Inc. Affiliates page

Standards Affiliates

Standards provide supply chain participants many tangible benefits and give consumers confidence that meat products are safe and reliable. Meat Solutions, Inc. works with the key marketing associations, standards organizations and regulatory agencies that support standards development, implementation and ongoing updates. We value the long-term relationships with these organizations and provide the meat expertise and tools needed for adoption of the regulations and standards.

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    National Cattleman's Beef Association

    Meat Solutions, Inc. has been associated with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association since 1995. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is the national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers. Meat Solutions, Inc. works with the NCBA Retail Marketing (funded by the Beef Checkoff) on a number of initiatives.

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    National Pork Board

    Meat Solutions, Inc. has been associated with the National Pork Board (NPB) since 2003. The NPB harnesses the resources of all pork producers to capture opportunity, address challenges and satisfy customers. The NPB is an advocate for standards and fact-based information. Meat Solutions, Inc. works with the NPB Retail Marketing on a number of initiatives.

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    American Lamb Board

    The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry. The American Lamb Board, working with Meat Solutions, Inc., supports the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) and

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    GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with member organizations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. Meat Solutions, Inc. is a proud GS1 certified professional.

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    USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

    The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) includes six commodity programs: Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Poultry, Seed and Plant Varieties, Cotton, and Tobacco. The programs provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. The AMS commodity programs oversee marketing agreements and orders, administer research and promotion programs, and purchase commodities for federal food programs.

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    Food Safety and Inspection Service

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the federal agency responsible for the inspection, labeling, and safety of meat, poultry and processed egg products. FSIS provides inspection for meat and poultry products and has the authority to establish requirements for the content and design of labeling to ensure that labeling is truthful, accurate, and not misleading.