Animal Agriculture Policy Review Panels
NIAA Animal Agriculture Policy Review Panels are the organization’s mission in practice and application. A win-win is created via the use of review panels.
First, animal agriculture policies are stronger after going through a “blind,” third-party subject-matter-expert review process. Policies developed ensure companies and organizations are doing their best for animals, humans, and our shared environments.
Second, company and organizational policies will be better accepted because of the review process.
Why is NIAA offering this service?
Food system organizations increasingly face questions and concerns about animal agriculture. From animal welfare to environmental stewardship and antimicrobial use to feed ingredients, a variety of topics and issues are front-of-mind for all involved in the production, processing, and promotion of meat, milk, eggs, seafood, and fiber.
As individuals and organizations continuously improve animal agriculture within today’s food system, policies are often adopted by purchasers of livestock and/or livestock products. Policies are often developed on specific topics/issues by internal organizational staff and consulting subject matter experts (SMEs). The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has served as a resource via NIAA Councils’ work and a convener for food system participants to collectively explore, discuss, and learn about specific topics and issues.
As more organizations adopt animal agriculture-specific policies, NIAA has been asked to provide counsel and feedback on specific policies. NIAA stakeholders feel an NIAA review can be a third-party assessment of a specific policy that lends credibility to the specific policy.
Cattlemen’s Beef Board
Merck Animal Health
Kentucky Beef Council
National Pork Board
Animal Health International
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
IMI/Where Food Comes From
Phibro Animal Health
Livestock Marketing Association
NIAA is the leading resource for the animal agriculture industry and provides value to all stakeholders involved in providing safe and healthy food for the world.