2019 BIFSCo Members

Company Name & Contact Company Description
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.
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.
Bio-Vet
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
Mark Swanson
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.
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.
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.
Corbion
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.
CTI Foods LLC
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.
Epitopix
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.
Golden State Foods
Amanda Aby
Golden State Foods is a provider of goods and services focused on the quick serve restaurant industry. From their new protein products plant in Opelka, AL, they produce frozen patties, MAP patties and bulk ground meat products.
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.
H-E-B
Jim Lanier
H-E-B is a privately owned South Texas grocery store chain.  We operate about 350 stores throughout Texas and Northern Mexico.
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.
JBS
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.
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.
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.
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.
MilliporeSigma, formerly BioControl Systems
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®.
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.
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 Industries, 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, a division of Arm & Hammer
John Ruby
Passport Food Safety Solutions, a division of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition and Food Production, is focused on delivering new food safety innovation to the meat protein industry. Passport is committed to delivering a broad portfolio of novel food safety technologies that range from pre-harvest to “further processed” interventions, such as Finalyse and Bovibrom. PassTrac Analytics provides packers and processors with a real-time assessment of their pathogen reduction program and identifies those factors that may contribute to higher levels of foodborne pathogens and potential actions to mitigate that risk.
PeroxyChem
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.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Michael Roberson
Publix is a privately owned and operated retail grocery company by its 200,000+ associate owners. Publix has over 1,200 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for many consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business..
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.
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.
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.
Wendys
Sarah Herringshaw
Wendy’s is a leader in the development and execution of quality processes and initiatives that are focused intensely on providing a safe and wholesome food supply – from our suppliers’ farms to the customer's table.