2020 BIFSCo Members


John Ferraro

Since 1937, Zep has been a cleaning and sanitation partner to the beverage industry. Zep purchased AFCO, a leading specialty chemical and food safety provider since 1855 for the food and beverage industry. AFCO|Zep has color change technology, kettle and beer line cleaners that prevent inorganic build-up, and qualified technicians with decades of brewing industry experience.

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

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.

bioMerieux Inc.

Paula Avery

bioMérieux is a leading provider of rapid and traditional microbiological solutions. We fulfill our mission of contributing to public health by helping you ensure that consumers receive high-quality and safe food products.

Bio-Vet, Inc., manufactures innovative direct fed microbial and nutritional products. Our products help maximize digestive efficiency and support animal health.

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.

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 Company

Curtis Pittman

The Central Valley Meat Company family, including Harris Ranch Beef and CLW, operates as California’s premier producer of beef and beef products, serving our retail, foodservice, and food processor partners worldwide.

Chr. Hansen

Jim Turner

Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts and our many collaborative partnerships with our customers. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We believe in the value of research, which is why the majority of our product innovations stem from our strong platforms in bioscience technologies and in-depth understanding of the needs in the markets in which we participate. Our flagship product, BOVAMINE® Defend, has been shown to improve stability and function of the GI tract, improve performance including carcass weights and feed conversion, and reduces shedding of food-borne pathogens. It is the market leading probiotic in feedyards across the US.

Colorado Premium Foods

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.


Robert Ames

For more than 20 years, the meat industry has trusted Corbion solutions to reduce pathogens and spoilage bacteria on the surfaces of fresh meat carcasses and trimmings and extend safety and shelf life in fresh and ready-to-eat meats. Corbion is ready to partner with you to help you boost the overall effectiveness of your food safety program.

Costco Wholesale

Craig Wilson

We are a wholesale and retail warehouse club.


Sharon Beals

CTI Foods is a culinary-driven company that offers a diverse range of custom food solutions to the foodservice and restaurant industries, including raw and pre-cooked protein, soups and sauces and dehydrated beans. CTI Foods has seven state-of-the-art food processing facilities and has over 1,800 employees at its California, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas locations.

Decon 7 Systems, LLC

Devin Duckworth

D7 is a patented anti-microbial smart foam that uses intelligent chemistry to disinfect and sanitize the food and biosecurity industries. D7 is EPA registered to penetrate, kill, and remove biofilms.

Diamond V

Tom Edrington

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.

empirical foods, inc.

Adam Edwardson

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.


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.

Florida Beef Inc.

Clay Lee

Florida Beef Inc. operates beef harvest and processing facilities in Florida. We are a BBC certified food company. Our core business is the processing of mature beef and dairy cows for lean trimmings


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), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a national network of ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories open 24/7, 365 days a year. FSNS provides expert technical resources that assist companies with implementing food safety and quality programs that deliver critical information needed to continually improve process controls. Additional services include GFSI, SQF and PAACO, approved auditing and certification capabilities.

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.


Jim Lanier

H-E-B is a privately owned South Texas grocery store chain.  We operate about 350 stores throughout Texas and Northern Mexico.

Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, health care, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilizing advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based foodborne pathogen detection, DNA fingerprint molecular characterization systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more. Hygiena is committed to providing customers with high-quality innovative technologies that are easy-to-use and reliable, backed by excellent customer service and support.

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.

JBS USA Beef Division

Sherri Williams

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.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Angel Aguilar

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.

Brain Covington

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.

Meyer Natural Foods

John Scanga

Meyer Natural Foods is dedicated to being the world’s premier provider of premium protein-based natural foods. We offer wholesome, innovative, value conscious product solutions for consumers while adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct and partner with the most progressive farmers, ranchers, processors, and customers to provide these solutions to our consumers.

MilliporeSigma, formerly BioControl Systems

Rodney Ortega

MilliporeSigma is the U.S. life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. MilliporeSigma’s portfolio spans over 300,000 products, including products to support food safety. MilliporeSigma has customers globally with over 1 million scientists and technologists using our products.

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.

Joe Heinzelmann

Our products deliver unmatched quality in traditional cuts while our custom programs provide unique value not seen elsewhere in the industry.

Neogen Corporation

Joe Heinzelmann

Neogen Corp. is an international food safety company that provides test kits and relevant products to detect dangerous substances in food. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Lansing, Michigan.

Nicholas Meat LLC

Doug Nicholas

Nicholas Meat LLC is a small, family-owned, cull cow and bull harvest/fabrication facility. The majority of our finished product is boneless beef sold to further processors. Established in 2010, Nicholas Meat continues to grow in production capabilities and experience within the industry.

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

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.



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 privately owned and operated by its 200,000 employees, with 2018 sales of $36.1 billion. Currently Publix has over 1,240 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 22 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.

Restaurant Brands International

Audrey C. Kreske

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $28 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 food processors around the globe to reduce food-borne pathogens, meet and exceed regulatory requirements, extend food's safe shelf-life, and manage food safety costs. Safe Foods offers clients a full array of processing aids, dosing equipment, and food safety consulting services.

Southwest Meat Association

Joe Harris

Southwest Meat Association is a trade association representing U.S. packers and processors since 1957.

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.

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.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Jennifer Williams

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.

US Meat Export Federation

Travis Arp

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.