2019 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

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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.


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.


Richard Shiraishi

Custom manufacturer of cooked and raw protein products.


Paige Hartley

Full service restaurant company.

Decon 7 Systems, LLC

Joseph Drake

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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®.

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.

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.

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

Tom Nicholson

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.


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.

Restaurant Brands International

Audrey Kreske

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $30 billion in system-wide sales and over 25,000 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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.