A brand new trade association has been created to represent the meat industry on the North American continent. North American Meat Association (NAMA) is the result of more than a year of planning and effort by the leaders of two major industry groups, National Meat Association and the North American Meat Processors Association.
NAMA will continue to support its members with workplace issues support, legislative analysis and media assistance, as well as deliver regulatory guidance and proactive information to the membership. NAMA will also continue to publish The NAMP Meat Buyer's Guide® and associated products.
The officers from the consolidating organizations will share the leadership positions to assure a seamless transition while maximizing synergies.
The first meeting of the new association will be the NAMA Outlook Conference on Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 700 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries, the new association is one of the larger meat-industry associations in North America and dedicated to a goal of safe food in a sound and competitive marketplace.
The new association has two offices in the United States, one in Oakland, Calif., and another in Reston, Va. It also has an office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
For more information, visit NAMA's new website at www.meatassociation.com.