2023 BIFSCo Members
AFCO | a ZEP Company
AFCO, a Zep Company, focuses on food safety through local SQF & HACCP-educated Reps who provide technical service and support through the Assure™ Sanitation Program. AFCO offers high-quality food industry cleaners and sanitizers, antimicrobial intervention, biofilm removers, equipment systems, and more.
American Foods Group
American Foods Group is a third–generation, family-owned business based in the Midwest of the United States. Through their values of family, partnership, integrity, trust, and care, they can produce safe and wholesome beef that is second to none. American Foods Group’s family of brands can be found in your grocery store, school cafeteria, and at the ballpark. As an industry leader, American Foods Group strives to be transparent by doing the right thing and staying true to its commitments. When you are a part of the American Foods Group family, you are part of the solution that helps feed the world.
American Meat Science Association
The American Meat Science Association (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). AMSA is a broad-reaching organization of individuals that discovers, develops, and disseminates its collective meat science knowledge to provide leadership, education, and professional development. Our passion is to help meat science professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance and reach even higher goals. AMSA is the premier provider of learning and knowledge for the meat science discipline. Our association delivers innovative learning experiences, opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration and leadership development programs designed to advance the meat science discipline.
Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production
We are nutritional innovators, microbial pioneers and food safety experts. Taking an integrated approach, we deliver solutions powered by nature for the poultry, swine, dairy and beef industries—and throughout the food chain from Farm to Fork. You can count on ARM & HAMMER™ to integrate diverse technologies from live production to postharvest in ways that create positive change. Every day, our dedicated team of experts around the world is working to improve the health and quality of life for animals and people everywhere. Our portfolio of solutions for beef addresses many of the industry’s most critical challenges, whether it’s the need for improved resilience in animals or providing added confidence in the efficacy of the food safety approach at processing facilities.
Pioneering diagnostics, and committed to improve public health worldwide, bioMérieux offers core lab and microbiology solutions that deliver rapid results for pathogens, quality indicators, identification and automated solutions to streamline your lab. bioMérieux’s Predictive Diagnostics Innovation Center utilizes data science to move from detecting and responding, to predicting and preventing.
Founded in 2015, ButcherBox is an online retailer of high-quality, humanely raised meat. The company delivers 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, crate-free pork, and wild-caught seafood. Our ready to cook and ready to eat proteins are frozen and packaged in individual and family sized portions, and then delivered curbside to members 100% recyclable, insulated boxes.
Cargill Protein North America
We exist to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine our experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.
Caviness Beef Packers
Caviness Beef Packers, LTD and CS Beef Packers, LLC are progressive beef packers and further processors whose products are marketed through a variety of foodservice and retail channels. Relationships, product quality and service are paramount from farm gate to dinner plate!
With an ever-expanding range of probiotics, Chr. Hansen works continuously to develop the products of tomorrow, enabling farmers to produce the high quality, sustainable, and safe food that global consumers demand. We have the world’s largest commercial bank of bacterial strains (+40,000), and from this strong foundation, we continue to innovate and produce the best bacterial solutions for cattle, poultry, swine and silage. All this is accomplished from our strong platforms in bioscience technologies combined with extensive research and in close dialogue with our customers and business partners.
Colorado State University
The mission for Colorado State University’s Center for Meat Safety & Quality (CMSQ) utilizes their research to target issues ranging from international to individual needs. CMSQ aims to address national and global food safety and quality issues, to assure that consumers worldwide have access to a dependable supply of safe, high quality and affordable food products, to educate and train undergraduate and graduate students to assume food safety positions in industry, and to provide outreach education to the public.
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance.
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Costco Wholesale Corporation, headquartered in Issaquah, WA, operates an international chain of membership warehouses in a range of merchandise categories. The company's merchandise selection is designed for business and consumer members and offers a range of nationally branded and selected private-label products.
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC supplies some of the nation’s top grocers and restaurants with a variety of high-quality meat products, including USDA Certified Black Angus Beef and Antibiotic-Free Heritage Duroc Pork. Creekstone Farms also exports premium-quality beef products to distributors in 78 countries around the world from it’s single facility located in Arkansas City, KS.
Sharon K. K. Beals
CTI Foods is a culinary-driven company that offers a diverse range of quality custom food solutions to the foodservice and restaurant industries, including raw and pre-cooked proteins, soups, and sauces and dehydrated beans. CTI Foods has seven state-of-the-art food processing facilities and has over 1,500 employees at its California, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas locations.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a multi-brand restaurant operator headquartered in Orlando, FL. Darden Brands include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and The Capital Grille. Darden has more than 1,500 restaurant locations.
Decon 7 Systems, LLC
D7 is a patented anti-microbial setting a new benchmark for disinfection and sanitation in the food safety and biosecurity industries. As a broad-spectrum disinfectant with no need for mechanical action, D7 can save you energy, time and money. With a ten minute contact time, D7’s intelligent chemistry can be applied as a foam, spray, wipe, soak, or fog, giving you the ability to select the best option for your situation.
empirical foods, inc.
A family-owned company for almost 40 years, empirical has developed unique and revolutionary technology for the meat industry focused on automation, efficiency, sustainability and food safety. At empirical, we believe everyone deserves safe, quality, and affordable food. Our task is to meet the world’s ever-increasing nourishment needs within the constraints of precious natural resources and empirical is the leader in developing the equipment, processes and methods needed to achieve this goal.
Eurofins Scientific Info, Inc.
Eurofins is your partner in food safety, whether you’re a manufacturer, packer, supplier, retailer, distributor, or processor. Eurofins offers innovation, agility, individualized service, and a commitment to the highest standards with a full portfolio of food microbiology and chemistry testing, consulting, and project services. With our network of local laboratories and expert consultants, Eurofins is your local partner in food safety, delivering fast, accurate, cost-efficient expertise to every region we serve.
FlexXray provides a unique service to quickly and easily resolve Foreign Material QA holds saving processors and manufacturers money, plant downtime for internal re-work, unnecessary waste, and their brand reputations. With a customer base of over 1100 satisfied plants across North America and multiple strategically placed GFSI BRC certified inspection facilities, FlexXray provides a cost-effective solution for any size foreign material contamination hold. Visit us online at FlexXray.com.
Food Marketing Institute
As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a wide range of members across the value chain — from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services — to amplify the collective work of the industry. www.FMI.org
Food Safety Net Services
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), A Certified Group Company, offers a network of 30+ ISO/IEC-17025 accredited laboratories across North America, and has been a trusted partner in the food safety industry for decades. FSNS provides microbiological and chemical analyses of all food matrices and environmental samples, cosmetics and supplements testing, extensive research & development opportunities, regulatory consulting, and a comprehensive educational program.
Golden State Foods
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 Beef Packing
Since 1920, Greater Omaha has been known for the finest quality beef products, service, and delivery. As a single-source supplier of the highest quality beef in the world, Greater Omaha customers include retail, foodservice and more than 70 countries around the world. Quality is an all-encompassing attitude at Greater Omaha. At Greater Omaha, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive team of various backgrounds and cultures. Our team, of more than 1450 employees, is an internal representation of our global business and the foundation from which we’ve grown. We celebrate everyone as an equal member of the team, bringing different perspectives, experiences, and skills to work towards a common goal. Currently, we employ staff from more than 32 countries with over 15 languages spoken in-house.
HACCP Assurance Services, Inc.
HACCP Assurance Services, Inc. is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory service provider for food, feed, agriculture, and related industries. We offer the ultimate quality in food safety services through precision testing and analysis and food science expertise including dynamic consulting and training services.
H-E-B is a privately owned and operated retail grocery chain in Texas and Northern Mexico. Established in 1905, H-E-B has multiple formats from it’s foodie-based Central Markets, to their value-driven Joe V Smart Shops. They have 14 manufacturing facilities, including a meat plant that produces over 2.6 million pounds of seasoned, marinated and fresh-cut beef, pork and poultry products per week. H-E-B has been a strong supporter of BIFSCO since its inception and a member since 2005. H-E-B Partners have served on the product council, various committees and advisory boards.
HV Randall Foods
Processing facilities in Vernon, California, area. Ground meat processing of poultry, pork, and beef.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Hydrite offers expertise in chemical distribution and manufacturing, plant sanitation, wastewater treatment, meat intervention, ingredients, defoamers, commodity chemicals and equipment. Hydrite understands food safety is critical to food and beverage manufacturers as consumer safety continues to be a major issue facing the meat and poultry industry. Hydrite delivers chemistry programs, offers high-level service, and provides scientific expertise with the highest safety in mind.
Institute for Environmental Health
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.
International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE), Texas Tech University
The International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) provides innovation, research, and technology transfer in food safety, meat science and food security. Our faculty members provide collaborative expert resources in both domestically and internationally. ICFIE also provides mentorship and training of the next generation of industry leaders to influence food systems around the globe.
JBS Foods is a global, diversified protein company creating delicious products for customers and consumers around the world. We are driven by our mission to be the best and committed to responsibly producing products people trust and enjoy.
Lone Star Beef Processors
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.
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
MICA is a voluntary organization, which operates without pecuniary profit to itself or any member. It is MICA’s belief that imported frozen boneless meat forms an essential part of the historic total U.S. supply of meat. MICA continues to seek the end of all restrictions in order to benefit U.S. consumers, the economy and, of course, its friends and members.
Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain. Food safety and quality are at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the global food industry. From isolating and identifying foodborne pathogens to guaranteeing product stability and nutritional content, we offer a full portfolio of contract research services to ensure the quality and safety of foods from concept development to retail shelf. Mérieux NutriSciences professionals can help food companies develop and implement their Food Safety Plan according to the applicable regulations. Around the world, Mérieux NutriSciences offers testing, auditing, consulting, training, and research services – all of which can be customized to meet the needs of manufacturers, food processors, caterers and retailers.
National Beef Packing Company, LLC
National Beef Packing Company, LLC, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is America’s Premier Beef Company™. National Beef has relationships with America’s leading ranchers and farmers, giving them access to the nation’s very best cattle. The company processes and markets a comprehensive line of fresh beef, consumer-ready products, and beef by-products. The company sells its products through multiple customer channels, including retail, food service, and further processors in domestic and international markets.
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.
NEOGEN®’s Solutions Can Be Found at Every Step of the Food Chain. NEOGEN provides the most comprehensive range of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only protecting the world’s food supply, but also allowing our customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than they could before.
Nicholas Meat LLC
Nicholas Meat was founded more than 30 years ago in the beautiful Sugar Valley of central Pennsylvania. Originally known as Nicholas Meat Packing Company, our humble beginnings continue to drive us today as we produce delicious beef products for our many customers who, in turn, provide beef to families in the U.S. and abroad. Our passion for the beef industry and the pursuit of excellence have kept us innovating through the years.
North American Meat Institute
Katie Rose McCullough
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI or the Meat Institute) is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association representing packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal, turkey, and processed meat products and NAMI member companies account for more than 95 percent of United States output of these products. The Meat Institute provides regulatory, scientific, legislative, public relations, and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.
OSI Industries, LLC
OSI Group, LLC is a 100-plus year old, privately held corporation that is a global leader in supplying value-added protein items and other food products to leading foodservice and retail brands. The company currently has more than 65 facilities in 18 countries and territories, with its global headquarters located in Aurora, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Pineland Farms Natural Meats
Pineland Farms Natural Meats is a grower and producer of all-natural beef cattle that comply with strict standards for animal welfare and handling. We believe that animals raised without the addition of antibiotics and growth hormones help us succeed at our mission of providing beef at its best.
PSSI Food Safety Solutions
PSSI is North America’s leading provider of food safety solutions offering a unified, total protection approach comprised of contract sanitation services, chemical innovations, pest prevention and intervention solutions for food processing facilities, supporting more than 725 partner plants every day. Its team of more than 16,500 skilled food sanitors, microbiologists, technical experts, engineers and safety specialists are committed to protecting people and brands by keeping USDA, FDA and CFIA processing facilities clean, safe and audit-ready. The PSSI team works hand-in-hand with every partner to develop customized, comprehensive programs for smarter and more efficient employee and food safety.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 225,000 employees, with 2019 sales of $38.1 billion. Currently Publix has over 1,264 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” since its inception in 1998. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.
Southwest Meat Association
The Southwest Meat Association was founded in 1957 as an organization that would unite packers/processors with the goal of promoting goodwill, friendship, education, legislation, and better labor relations within the meat industry. Today SMA is a leading meat and poultry trade organization representing packers and processors all over the United States. SMA is an organization committed to making a difference for its members by initiating opportunities, resolving problems, and thus helping its member companies to earn a reasonable return on their investment.
Sysco Specialty Meat and Seafood
Sysco Specialty Meat and Seafood’s primary focus is delivering custom-cut fresh protein to your door - giving you dependable quality, selection, and freshness through traceability. Serving a broad portfolio of America’s finest steakhouses, resorts, restaurants, and retailers, our greatest benchmark for success is the satisfaction our customers feel when their guests have an exceptional dining experience.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells and State Fair. It's a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts.
Ann Marie McNamara
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 broadline locations and 78 cash and carry stores, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Visit usfoods.com to learn more.
US Meat Export Federation
The mission of USMEF is “to increase the value and profitability of the U.S. beef, pork and lamb industries by enhancing demand for their products in export markets through a dynamic partnership of all stakeholders.” Simply put, USMEF is “Putting U.S. Meat on the World’s Table.”
The Vincit Group is a network of 8 vertically integrated industrial companies, we create an exchange of ideas and services geared toward raising the bar and changing for the better the ways we make what we make.
Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas who built his business on the premise, “Quality is our Recipe®,” which remains the guidepost of the Wendy’s system. Wendy’s is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef, freshly-prepared salads with hand-chopped lettuce, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty®. The Wendy’s Company is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others.