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Pork Audits and Conversations
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jun 6, 2014 08:52 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Animal-rights activism is moving the pork industry to respond on multiple fronts to verify the quality of production practices on the farm and broaden relationships with major restaurants and retail chains that sell to consumers.

At the World Pork Expo this week, the National Pork Board announced plans to align the plethora of pork-industry audit programs that have cropped up in recent years. Essentially, major buyers have agreed to recognize other third-party audit programs in the industry and create a database that will show when a producer was last audited by a particular program.

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