2010 Assuring Quality PowerPoint Presentation
Quality PowerPoint Presentation
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|What is Quality Assurance?
Quality can mean different things to different people.
Quality in livestock might mean how an animal looks,
its potential breeding value or how the meat looks and
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The Nebraska 4-H Assuring Quality program will focus on one
aspect of quality that of the meat and food products
that come from livestock.
Assurance means a pledge or promise. So, quality assurance
for livestock producers means making a promise to consumers
the people who consume the meat, milk and dairy products,
and eggs that come from livestock and poultry. The promise
we make is that products from our livestock will be the highest
possible quality and we will do everything we can to make
these products safe to eat.
|Who is responsible for Quality
Everyone involved in the food business is responsible for
quality assurance, including:
the Food Chain
Every consumer has the right to buy a safe food product.
Consumers have the responsibility of properly handling and
preparing food products after they buy them. However, there
are many steps in the production of meat, milk and egg products
before the consumer buys them.
As a livestock producer, you have a responsibility to consumers.
Every livestock producer is important! Even if you have only
one or two animals, you are still producing food for someone
to eat. Your role is to provide proper care during the time
you own and are responsible for your animals. Proper care
of your animals will help produce safe, high quality meat,
poultry and dairy products.
percent of the population are involved in producing food?
Food processors and retailers also must take responsibility
for their part in the production of animal food products.
When everyone does their part in quality assurance, the result
is a safe, high quality food supply for everyone!
|Your role in Quality
|What is involved in the proper care
of your animals? We will discuss five major areas of proper
1. Daily Care and Management
4. Carcass Quality