Organizations is affiliated with a variety of organizations related to the meat industry. These organizations fall under three different categories:

Sponsoring Organizations was developed with the combined efforts and financial support of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), the National Pork Board (NPB) and the American Lamb Board (ALB). These organizations represent the interests of the beef, pork and lamb industries. The mission of these organizations is to increase consumer demand for their products. To accomplish this, they provide education and training throughout all segments of their industries, promoting competitiveness and profitability.

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Standards Organizations

Confusion is inevitable when there are different standards, even if some of those standards are compatible. Future and global goals aim to combine all aspects of the industry under a common umbrella of standardization. seeks to develop and maintain consistent standards throughout all segments of the industry. To bring this about, participates with three standards organizations:

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Participating Organizations

Participating organizations are members of that include retailers, suppliers, packers, associations, organizations, consultants, and livestock producers. Membership is open to anyone that has the common interests and goals of; membership does not require a fee.

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