2022 BIFSCo Members

AFCO | A ZEP Company 

Misty Rivera

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.

Agri Beef

Jeff Cromer

Agri Beef has grown from a small, family ranching and cattle feeding business into an international benchmark for quality and taste. Since its inception in 1968, Agri Beef has mindfully expanded its operations to include every step of the beef lifecycle, including ranching, cattle feeding, and beef processing (Washington Beef - Est #235). This comprehensive approach has distinguished Agri Beef globally through its four premium brands: Snake River Farms, Double R Ranch, St. Helens, and Rancho El Oro. While Agri Beef has grown to a multi-state operation with global reach, the company still holds true to its family values, western code of ethics, and adheres to the principles of sustainability, total quality, animal wellbeing and responsible business practices.

American Foods Group

Ashley Lembke

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

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.

Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production

Bethany Karunakaran

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.

Artemis AG-Solutions LLC

Brian Narducci

Artemis AG Solutions LLC started from the synergies used to create military-strength decontamination products at Sandia National Laboratories. We licensed Sandia’s decontamination solution, formulated, and registered it with the EPA for commercial use and hired a team of highly skilled industry veterans who care. The result is our diverse product line that includes proprietary, EPA and FDA-approved products for cleaning, sanitizing, disinfection of high-risk pathogens. World class customer service, technology and innovations is what sets us apart from the others. We are not just another chemical supplier.

bioMerieux Inc.

Paula Avery

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.

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 65 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.

ButcherBox LLC

Catie Beauchamp

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.

Cactus Feeders

Paul Defoor

Cactus Feeders produces over 1 million cattle per year in its 10 feedyards and vast grazing operations in the Texas Panhandle and Southwest Kansas. Our company mission is “Feeding A Hungry World: Family, Friends, and Neighbors.” We dedicate our most critical resources to the animals in our care and the employees that care for them, with the goal of a finished product of high quality animal protein to feed hungry people. Our families are also consumers of our products. We want the best for our families and work hard each day to make sure the products we produce are safe and nutritious. Being able to share our story with our friends, neighbors, and the community is an important part of what Cactus Feeders is all about.

Cargill Protein North America

Angie Siemens

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

Trevor Caviness

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!

Central Valley Meat Company

Emily Krage

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

Jennifer Schutz

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.

CKE Restaurants

Adam Risch

QSR Parent Company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's concepts.

Colorado Premium Foods

John Ruby

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 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.


Robert Ames

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

Craig Wilson

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.

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.

Paige Hartley

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

Ken Dreyer

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.

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.

Eurofins Scientific Info, Inc.

Andrew Buschow

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.

Evonik Active Oxygens LLC 

Lyle Malechek

Evonik Active Oxygens LLC is a food safety company that supplies PAA and Safe Acids to the meat and poultry processing industries.


FlexXray, LLC 

Chris Keith

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 www.FlexXray.com


Food Marketing Institute

Hilary Thesmar

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

Randal Garrett

Food Safety Net Services is part of The Certified Group family of companies with 30 ISO/IEC-17025 accredited laboratories across North America offering food safety testing, cosmetics and supplements testing, research & development, regulatory consulting, certification & audit, and educational courses.

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.


Jim Lanier

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.

Hydrite Chemical Co.

Judy Allen

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.

Hygiena LLC

Stacy Stoltenberg

Hygiena™ offers integrated diagnostic solutions for monitoring environmental hygiene, animal health, and food safety through a One Health approach. With the addition of BioChek smart veterinary diagnostics, we now offer a complete line of products focused on animal health. Visit us at www.hygiena.com and www.biochek.com.

Institute for Environmental Health

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.

Int'l HACCP Alliance/Texas A&M University's ANSC Department

Kerri Gehring

The International HACCP Alliance is a non-profit organization that works to provide a uniform program to assure safer food products by accrediting HACCP training programs and providing technical resources. Texas A&M University is a land -grant university. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products.

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

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.

Brian 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

Steve Sothmann

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

Sherri Stephens

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.

Meyer Natural Foods

John A. Scanga

Meyer Natural Foods is dedicated to being the world's premier provider of premium protein-based natural foods. With offices in California, Colorado, Ohio, Kentucky and Uruguay, Meyer Natural Foods brings our customers a portfolio of beef and pork products that they can feel proud to support and enjoy. Meyer Natural Foods is privately held and wholly-owned and has products represented in over 16,500 retail and food service locations across the United States, Canada, and Asia.


Rodney Ortega

MilliporeSigma is the U.S. life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. With 19,000 employees and 72 manufacturing sites worldwide, MilliporeSigma’s portfolio spans more than 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery. MilliporeSigma has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. More than 1 million scientists and technologists use its products. The company is committed to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. For more information, visit www.emdmillipore.com and www.sigma-aldrich.com.

Murray - Brown laboratories inc.

John Murray

Murray-Brown Laboratories is your ISO 17025:2017 associate in product quality, safety and improved shelf life. We offer an ever expanding scope of accredited analyses, investigation/resolution of problems and most importantly unparalleled Customer Service. Microbiology and Chemistry including full nutritional analyses.

National Beef Packing Company, LLC

Brenden McCullough

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 Corporation

Peggy Cook

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

Doug Nicholas

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

KatieRose 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

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.


Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Michael Roberson

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.


Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Audrey Kreske

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with approximately $32 billion in annual system-wide sales and 27,000 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 45 years.

Safe Foods Corporation

Lawson Hembree

Safe Foods exists to ensure a safer food supply for the world. Safe Foods partners with beef processors to eliminate pathogens using sustainable and validated food safety technologies. With decades of in-plant experience and an industry-leading data analytics platform, Safe Foods is your trusted food safety partner. Learn more: www.safefoods.net

Southwest Meat Association

Joe Harris

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.

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

Alexandra Calle

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine was created to with a unique set of priorities: support rural and regional communities of Texas, provide access to world-class affordable education, and support the sustainability of our Nation’s livestock industries.

The Wendy's Company

Jennifer Reed

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.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Dan Mallin

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 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 www.usfoods.com to learn more.

US Meat Export Federation

Travis Arp

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 Vit-E-Men Co Inc

Kevin Martens

Company information coming soon.