Pork Quality Revisions

The certification period for the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) program has been extended from two to three years.

Currently, nearly 79,000 U.S. pork producers are certified in PQA Level III. All of those over age 18 will be granted an additional year to their current certification.

The PQA program was launched in 1989 to ensure a safe, wholesome food supply.