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AMSA Welcomes NSF International to the Sustaining Partners Program

Feb 23, 2017

American Meat Science Association Welcomes NSF International to the Sustaining Partners Program

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. February 23, 2017 ─ NSF International has joined 35 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). For more than 50 years, the AMSA has relied on support from partners to maintain its ability to provide community and professional development programs and opportunities for individuals in the field of meat science.  AMSA’s Sustaining Partners program recognizes the organizations and institutions that provide significant financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the organization.

“More and more, companies are requiring that their suppliers follow specific animal feed and welfare guidelines. NSF International is a company that can assist in these areas by bringing consistency and compliance to farms, transportation, and slaughter facilities. Our on-farm and processing expertise positions us to support integrated operations and companies. As expectations continue to increase, organizations will need to adjust. Whether it’s ensuring compliance with FSMA rules or meeting customer requirements, NSF International is here to help companies prepare every step of the way,” stated Robert Prevendar, Global Managing Director, Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International.

Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. The NSF International Global Food Division operates in 168 countries, with an office network, laboratories, and auditors in the field of all major and developing food supply regions around the world. NSF International farm to fork consulting, training, technical, auditing, certification, and testing services operate throughout the supply chain and across all industry sectors. NSF International provides services through local hubs, ensuring the integrity of the service delivery through rigorous quality and management systems and a continuous process of calibration.

 “NSF International has a longstanding trusted reputation because they pay close attention to the science of food safety. We welcome them as Sustaining Partners and look forward to the inclusion of their scientists within the AMSA community. This expands the opportunities for collaboration in the meat science community even further,” states Thomas Powell, AMSA Executive Director.

The Sustaining Partnership program enables these companies and institutions to acknowledge and further align under a common goal to foster the principles of meat science and technology. Our Sustaining Partners have enhanced AMSA programs such as student development, scientific information outreach and building the global network of meat science professionals. The program includes five levels of partnership – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

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About AMSA
AMSA fosters community and professional development among individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat defined as red meat (beef, pork and lamb), poultry, fish/seafood and meat from other managed species.

About NSF International  

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

The NSF Global Food Division provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed and welfare, produce, processing, distribution, dairy, seafood, quality management software, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative, foodservice equipment and nonfood compounds certification, HACCP validation and inspection, label claims verification and certification, DNA and food package testing, product and process development, food fraud consulting and training, and organic and Certified Transitional certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI). They also offer expert auditing, consulting and training.

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