2019 BIFSCo Members

Company Name & Contact Company Description
Agri Beef Company
Jeff Cromer
Corporate office in Boise, ID.  Beef processing plant in Toppenish, WA.  Processes include beef slaughter, fabrication, ground beef, and value-added products such as portion steak-cutting and ready to cook corned beef.
American Foods Group
Ali Mohseni
American foods group is a vertically integrated food company producing beef product, ground beef, case ready, and ready-to-eat beef, pork and poultry product. American Foods is the largest Kosher and Halal producer and supply's safe and wholesome product around the world.
American Meat Science Association
Deidrea Mabry
AMSA is an individual membership organization of more than 2000 meat scientists representing major university research and teaching institutions and meat processing companies in the United States and internationally. Its members conduct basic and applied research and education programs in muscle growth and development, meat quality, food safety, processing technology and consumer and marketing issues relevant to the international meat industry.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Jay W. Johnson
ARM & HAMMER™ is a global, research-based, multispecies animal productivity team. Our outcome-based approach combines nutrition, innovation and quality to provide practical feed and microbial solutions with an eye on long-term global food security. With a range of products for your cattle, our #ScienceHearted team offers your operation productivity powered by nature.
Beef Products Inc.
Adam Edwardson
For more than 30 years, BPI has provided consumers with safe, wholesome, and nutritious lean beef-some of the leanest beef in the market. BPI's lean beef has been a part of ground beef sold in the United States since 1993.
BioControl Systems, Inc.
Rodney Ortega
Offering proven choices in food safety testing is our business. Choices in test format and choices in technology. We help our customers determine which tests best suit their needs. Our strong history of innovation has resulted in a broad range of proprietary, rapid pathogen tests including the 1-2 Test®, VIP Gold® and Assurance GDS®.
bioMerieux Inc.
Nuno Reis
bioMerieux continually innovates to bring you systems, reagents & services to help you better meet your needs and improve food safety & quality. With more than 50 years experience, bioMerieux proposes you complete solutions to help optimize your laboratory from Sample to Decision.
Jeff Swartzlander
Bio-Vet, Inc., founded in 1991, researches, manufactures and markets direct fed microbial and nutritional products for dairy and beef cattle, small ruminants and horses. Bio-Vet is a leader in using beneficial bacteria to improve animal health and productivity. The company holds U.S. patents for its innovative products.
Birko Corporation
Laura Landoll
Birko is a leader in providing food safety solutions for food and beverage companies. Nothing is more important to us than making sure the food chain is safe, secure and pathogen free. For more than 60 years, protein processors have relied on our chemistry, Chad harvest equipment and custom sanitation equipment to protect their products and their brands. It’s all part of The Birko Advantage - integrated food safety solutions provided by highly trained and experienced professionals. Visit birkocorp.com to learn more about how we can be your partner in food safety.
Cactus Feeders
Paul Defoor
Cactus Feeders is in beef and pork production with locations in Texas, Kansas, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The 800 employee owners of Cactus Feeders are dedicated to finding ways to produce more food, while using fewer resources at a lower cost.
Cargill Meat Solutions
Angie Siemens
Wichita, Kansas-based Cargill Meat Solutions is one of the largest protein companies in North America, with approximately 30 meat processing plants in the U.S. and Canada, and a joint venture beef operation in Australia.  The company produces a variety of beef, pork and poultry protein products made to specifications for its retail, foodservice and food processor customers.  Additionally, Cargill Meat Solutions is part of the company's international protein business, which includes eggs in the U.S. and Canada, and a U.S. food distribution business.  The company's goal is to sustainably grow its protein business, as well as those of its customers, while also helping communities where it is present to thrive.
Caviness Beef Packers
Trevor Caviness
Caviness Beef Packers, LTD is a progressive beef packer and further processor whose products are marketed through a variety of foodservice and retail channels. Relationships and service are paramount from farm gate to dinner plate!
Central Valley Meat Co., Inc.
Shelley Cumming
Central Valley Meat Co., Inc. operates as a meat slaughtering and packaging firm. The company was founded in 1989 and based in Coalinga, California.
Chr. Hansen, Inc. (Nutrition Physiology)
Jim Turner
Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We have been around since 1874 and have more than 2,800 dedicated employees in more than 30 countries. As a company we aim to deliver innovative natural solutions that advance food, health and productivity for the benefit of us all. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection.
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.
Todd Huetinck
CKE Restaurants, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,300 restaurant locations in 42 states and in 28 countries. CKE is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.
Colorado Premium
Catie Beauchamp
Our unyielding commitment to safety, innovation and leadership results in high quality across our entire product line. For a wide-ranging market that includes retail, industrial and food service companies, we provide fresh, frozen or consumer-ready meats tailored specifically to your needs.
Colorado State University
Keith Belk
The Center for Meat Safety & Quality (CMSQ) consists of a multidisciplinary group of scientists that address national and global issues affecting public health and demand for meat using the most state-of-the-art scientific tools. The Center at Colorado State University is uniquely positioned, staffed, and equipped to respond, rapidly and competently, to meat safety and quality issues. Center staff have experience in multiple areas of meat safety and quality, including in modern molecular approaches, and are in a position to conduct research and educational endeavors that address grand challenges to society.
Rob Ames
As the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, Corbion is deeply rooted in the meat industry; offering antimicrobials and functional ingredients that deliver food safety, shelf-life and enhanced product value.  Our mission is to create value for our customers through our bio based products, powered by nature, designed by science, and delivered through our dedication.
Costco Wholesale
Craig Wilson
We are a wholesale and retail warehouse club.
Crimson Chemicals, Inc.
Robert Miller
Crimson Chemicals was established in 2002. Based in Fort Worth, TX, we provide a wide range of products and services to the food industry across the United States. With an agile and progressive delivery, we are able to exceed the needs of our customers, as well as stay one step ahead of the ever changing US food industry.
Richard Shiraishi
Custom manufacturer of cooked and raw protein products.
Decon 7 Systems, LLC
John Ferraro
Originally developed for the Department of Defense, D7 offers an environmentally friendly multi-part, non-toxic, non-corrosive decontaminant engineered to neutralize the world’s greatest chemical and biological threats.
DeLaval Cleaning Solutions
Ron Martin
DeLaval Cleaning Solutions is a world-class leader in products and technologies for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting applications for all dairy, food, and beverage processing industries. We take pride in providing a level of service that sets the standard for excellence within our industry.
Diamond V
Devin Hanson
Diamond V leads in the research, development, and delivery of unique microbial fermentation products for animal nutrition and health to achieve optimal food safety and cost-effective production.
Doug Burkhardt
At Epitopix, we discover, develop, manufacture and sell veterinary vaccines based upon our proprietary SRP Technology. The innovative SRP Technology induces host immunity against certain cell wall components of common Gram (-) and Gram (+) bacteria. These cell wall antigens are called Siderophore Receptors and Porins (SRP). Our SRP Technology is protected by an extensive portfolio of U.S. and international patents.
Food Marketing Institute
Hilary Thesmar
Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. Through programs in public affairs, food safety research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to 1,250 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI's U.S. members operate more than 25,000 retail food stores and almost 22,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of nearly $650 billion. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. FMI's nearly 330 associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members.
Food Safety Net Services
Gina Bellinger
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) is a national network of scientists and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories providing unparalleled service, real-time data access, education, and auditing to help continually improve your process controls and measurement systems. Our accredited labs help minimize risk, prevent expensive retesting, reduce cost, and improve acceptance of your goods. Unsurpassed personalized customer service. 24 / 7 / 365 operating laboratories with direct access to your FSNS Lab Manager.
Greater Omaha Packing Co.
Angel Besta
Greater Omaha opened in 1920 in the heart of the world-famous Omaha Stockyards, and has since grown into one of the largest and most efficient beef companies in the world. For over 95 years, our location in the center of the U.S. Corn Belt, has allowed us to supply our customers from coast-to-coast and around the world with the beef products they need to build successful programs. Greater Omaha is a single source supplier of the highest quality beef in the world. Greater Omaha products will always be of the highest standard for safety and quality, as we continue to serve our customers in ways that consistently exceed expectations.
Jim Lanier
H-E-B is a privately owned South Texas grocery store chain.  We operate about 350 stores throughout Texas and Northern Mexico.
IEH Laboratories
Mohammad Koohmaraie
IEH's focus is to provide routine analytical support to the food industry through consultation, research, and product development, as well as the investigation of microbiological, chemical, and toxicological issues in food.
In-N-Out Burger
Mark Kreul
In-N-Out Burger is a regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in the American Southwest and Pacific coast.
International HACCP Alliance
Kerri B. Gehring
Formed on March 25, 1994, the International HACCP Alliance is a non-profit organization. The Alliance accredits HACCP training programs and provides scientific/technical information to interested parties to help with the development and implementation of food safety programs.
John Ruby
JBS USA is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S., a leading processor of beef in Canada and the largest cattle feeder in the world.
Kane Beef
Nathan Pond
Kane Beef located in Corpus Christi, TX has served as the primary beef processor for cattle ranchers in South Texas for more than 60 years. Since its beginnings in 1949, Kane Beef has expanded from a local meat counter to a nationally recognized supplier of dependable beef products with key accounts in retail and foodservice. Kane Beef currently distributes beef products across the US and to more than 25 countries. With more than 700 employees Kane Beef continues to play a vital role in the South Texas economy, and the Texas Agricultural industry. To learn more, visit KaneBeef.com.
Keystone Foods
Brian Covington
Keystone Foods is a global food services company that supplies the world's finest consumer brands with high-quality, fresh and frozen animal protein products including beef, poultry, fish and pork. We make some of consumers favorite foods including beef patties, chicken fillets and patties, nuggets, wings and more.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Erin Carter
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Using sound science, proven results and knowledge, Lallemand Animal Nutrition develops, manufactures and markets high value yeast and bacteria products including probiotics, silage inoculants and yeast derivatives.
Lone Star Beef Processors
Savanah Jost
Located in San Angelo, Texas, Lone Star Beef is a slaughter and processor of cows and bulls. We are a company that is committed to providing the highest quality wholesome products with outstanding service at a competitive price.
Lopez Foods, Inc.
Kevin Nanke
Lopez Foods is recognized among the top meat companies in the United States and is an industry leader in supplying a variety of protein products to the largest restaurant chains and retailers in the world.
Meat Import Council of America, Inc. (MICA)
Laurie Bryant
The Meat Importers' Council, Inc. ("MIC"") was formed in 1962 as a non-profit national trade association of members engaging in the purchase, importation, handling and sale of imported meat, mainly fresh, frozen beef in the United States.
Merck Animal Health [Intervet]
Jessica Finck
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. We offer one of the industry's most innovative portfolios not only of products, but also of services and technologies to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against diseases passed from animals, and longer, healthier lives for pets.
Merieux NutriSciences
Kurt Westmoreland
Mérieux NutriSciences is a global food safety and quality partner — offering testing, labeling, auditing, consulting, sensory, training and research services to the food & nutrition industry. Focused on customer excellence, we protect consumers’ health through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation. We customize to meet the needs of individual manufacturers and food processors in the meat industry.
Murray-Brown Laboratories, LLC
John Murray
The quality and safety of the food you produce is of the utmost importance. Our highly technical microbiological tests detect dangerous pathogens present at even one cell, helping to ensure the safety of your customers.
National Beef Packing Co., LLC
Brenden McCullough
National Beef Packing Company LLC is a beef processor headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, that produces fresh, chilled and further processed beef and beef by-products for customers worldwide.
NCBA Policy Division NCBA's public policy team works on behalf of America's farmers and ranchers to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation's Beltway don't cause harm to the livestock industry.
Nebraska Beef, Ltd.
Emile Randazzo
Nebraska Beef Ltd., is a meat packing company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Joe Heinzelmann
Neogen is an international food and animal safety company. Our products and services help improve food safety and quality through the use of diagnostic test kits for food allergens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, and pathogenic bacteria. Our animal safety division develops and manufactures veterinary instruments, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, topicals, a full suite of agricultural biosecurity products, such as rodenticides, cleaners, disinfectants and insecticides, and genomic testing services.
North American Meat Institute
KatieRose McCullough
The North American Meat Institute is the oldest and largest trade association representing U.S. packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey.
OSI Group, LLC
Jennifer Raspaldo
For more than 60 years, OSI Group, LLC has been a global leader in supplying value-added protein items and other food products to leading foodservice and retail brands. It is a privately held corporation with more than 60 facilities in 16 countries. The company's global headquarters is located outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois, USA.
Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc.
John Ruby
Passport Food Safety Solutions is focused exclusively on delivering new food safety innovation to the beef industry. Passport is committed to developing and commercializing a broad portfolio of novel food safety intervention technologies that range from pre-harvest to further processing, such as Finalyse and Bovibrom. PassTrac Food Safety Analytics provides packers and processing with a real-time assessment of their pathogen reduction program and identifies the factors that are most predictive of high-risk situations at the plant level.
Lyle Malechek
PeroxyChem offers environmentally friendly red meat processing chemistries that can be applied directly to carcasses, parts, and organs to reduce contamination from pathogenic bacteria and are permitted for use in the processing of organic red meat.
Restaurant Brands International
Audrey Kreske
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $29 billion in system-wide sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for over 40 years.
Sadex Corporation
Harlan Clemmons
Sadex is a commercial irradiation service center utilizing electron beam irradiation to treat meat, poultry, spices, animal feed, feed ingredients, pet food and treats, fresh produce, seafood and agricultural products. Sadex operates under USDA, FSIS, APHIS, and FDA regulatory authority processing food and feed products under a HACCP program to reduce foodborne pathogens to undetectable levels, extend shelf-life, and eliminate harmful pests. Food products are irradiated in their final packaging which adds value and maintains the safety and wholesomeness of the meat or food product which further protect the consumer from foodborne pathogens and adulterants that are a public health risk.  Post package irradiation minimize the opportunity for cross or recontamination which occurs during further processing prior to final packaging. Sadex irradiates food and feed products going into commerce for domestic, export and import markets.
Safe Foods Corporation
Lawson Hembree
Safe Foods exists to ensure a safer food supply for the world. We partner with our clients to reduce food-borne pathogens, meet and exceed regulatory requirements, extend foods safe shelf-life, and manage food safety costs. To accomplish this, Safe Foods takes a holistic approach to food safety that combines knowledge, service, and solutions.
Southwest Meat Assn.
Joe Harris
Founded in 1957, the Southwest Meat Association is a trade organization representing meat and poultry processors and related firms.  While its membership has traditionally been made up of firms located in Texas and the surrounding states, it now has approximately 200 member firms located across the U.S.
Sysco Corporation
Norlyn Tipton
Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 425,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 194 locations throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Canada, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 50,300 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items.
Target Corporation
Adam Mely
U.S. based Retailer
Texas Tech University
Guy Loneragan
Texas Tech is a comprehensive, research-focused institution and confers in excess of 200 PhD per year.  Its agricultural program is known worldwide and features excellence in food safety and quality, and animal and food production.  Through programs such as these, alumni of Texas Tech improve everyday activities of all US citizens.
The Vit-E-Men Co.
Scott Watson
Vit-E-Men, a Nebraska based Agricultural company, has been manufacturing Animal Feed Supplements, Crop Treatments and Livestock Health Products since 1971.
US Foods
Paul Hoffman
US Foods is one the largest foodservice distributors in America serving chefs and foodservice operators across the country, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef's Line, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.
US Meat Export Federation
Paul Clayton
The U. S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is a non-profit trades association that works to create new opportunities and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal. With offices and representation around the world, USMEF conducts activities in more than 80 countries with a wide variety of marketing programs, consumer education and trade seminars. USMEF also connects U.S. suppliers who offer a wide variety of meat products to importers and end users in many international markets.
Vantage Foods
Yemi Ogunrinola
Vantage operates four state-of-the-art food processing facilities. We call our facilities service centers because we’re in the business of providing unique, case-ready service programs to progressive retailers; nation-wide in Canada and in the north-eastern United States.