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Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+)

PQA+ provides improved animal well-being standards and relevant food safety standards to ensure producers can measure, track and continuously improve pig well being. 

Check your certification status

PQA Plus certification is good for three years, so producers need to be re-certified every three years to keep their certification current. To check your PQA+ or TQA status, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at 1-800-456-7675.

Upcoming workshops

U of M Extension, in conjunction with Minnesota Pork Board, holds three-hour, in-person training throughout the year. We also provide an online option.

If you need to get or renew your PQA+ certification and available workshop dates do not fit in your schedule, or if your farm has a large group of employees needing certification, please contact:

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