Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.
Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus) is an education and certification program designed to help pig farmers and their employees continually improve production practices. It addresses food safety, animal well-being, environmental stewardship, worker safety, public health, and community.
Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) is a certification program that trains pig transporters, producers, and handlers how to handle, move and transport pigs. It includes training on the potential impacts transporting can have on pig well-being and pork quality.