Birko Food Processing Industry and Association Links

Birko maintains distribution relationships with several outstanding suppliers. We also have strong ties with a number of food processing and beverage industry associations.

Birko Distributors


Matheson Gas
American Tartaric Products Inc.


Meat Processing

American Meat Institute
North American Meat Association
Southwest Meat Association
U.S. Meat Export Federation
American Meat Science Association
American Association of Meat Processors
Beef Industry Food Safety Council
California Beef Council

Meat Importers Council of America
National Association of State Meat & Food Inspection Directors
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
National Hot Dog and Sausage Council
National Livestock Producers Association
California Association of Meat Processors
Chicago Midwest Meat Association
Cattlemen’s Beef Board
Colorado Association of Meat Processors
Illinois Association of Meat Processors
Iowa Meat Processors Association
Kansas Meat Processors Association
Louisiana Meat Processors Association
Michigan Meat Association
Missouri Beef Industry Council
Montana Meat Processors Association

Nebraska Beef Council
North Carolina Meat Processors Association
Ohio Association of Meat Processors
Oklahoma-Texas Meat Processors Association
Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors
Pennsylvania Beef Council
South Dakota Association of Meat Processors
Southeastern Meat Association
Veal Quality Assurance Program & Veal Issues Management Program
Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors

Canadian Industry Resources

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture and Food Council
Beef Information Centre
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance
Canadian Agri-Marketing Association
Canadian Beef Export Federation
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement
Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition
Canadian Food Exporters Association
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Meat Council
Canadian Pork Council
Canadian Pork International
Canadian Poultry and Egg Council
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Canadian Swine Exporters Association
Chicken Farmers of Canada
Food Processors of Canada
Health Canada


U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
U.S.A. Poultry & Egg Export Council
California Poultry Federation
Midwest Poultry Federation
National Chicken Council
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association
National Turkey Federation
The Poultry Federation
Poultry Science Association
Kentucky Poultry Federation
Mississippi Poultry Association
Nebraska Poultry Industries
North Carolina Poultry Federation
Ohio Poultry Association
Pacific Egg & Poultry Association
The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
South Carolina Poultry Federation
South Dakota Poultry Industries Association
Tennessee Poultry Association
Texas Poultry Federation
Virginia Poultry Federation


National Pork Board
National Pork Producers Council
National Country Ham Association


United Fresh
Produce Marketing Association
Center for Produce Safety
California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA)
FDA Food Section
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources


U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather Association
National Renderers Association

General Food/Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Organic Trade Association
Agriculture Council of America
University of California Food Safety


Master Brewers Association of the Americas
The Brewers Association and
The Brewing Science Institute
Colorado State University Beverage Business Institute
The Keg Ran Out Club


North American Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers
Food Processing Suppliers Association
Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Food Safety

International Association for Food Protection

Food Safety Consortium


International HACCP Alliance


Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
Fats and Proteins Research Foundation
Food Marketing Institute
Institute of Food Technologists
International Food Information Council
U.S. Animal Health Association
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Leatherhead Food Research


DCS Sanitation Management, Inc.

Women’s Business Enterprise

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Women’s Business Enterprise Council West


Food Safety Magazine
Food Safety News
Food Quality & Safety Magazine
Meatingplace Magazine
Meat &
Quality Assurance & Food Safety