Who We Are

The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), is North America’s largest meat trade organization. Membership includes more than 1,300 medium-sized and smaller meat, poultry and food businesses: slaughterers, packers, processors, wholesalers, in-home food service business, retailers, deli and catering operators, and industry suppliers. AAMP members are from the U.S., Canadian provinces and several foreign countries. AAMP’s Board of Directors, consisting of 18 members, have general executive powers and general jurisdiction of all business of the association. AAMP is also affiliated with 28 state, regional and provincial meat trade organizations. (See AAMP HISTORY)

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

On a daily basis, AAMP assists a number of processors with inspection-related issues. Whether it is assisting processors on how to respond to noncompliance reports or providing the facts of what the regulation really is, AAMP is available to assist you.

  • AAMPlifier and Capitol Lineup Newsletter
    The AAMPlifier contains a wealth of information on industry trends, important national news, association activities, and operational information to keep members fully informed about events affecting their business. The Capitol Line-Up deals strictly with governmental affairs in the industry and can be found on the inside of the AAMPlifier. It keeps AAMP members up-to-date with the latest news about government affairs from Congress and key agencies in Washington, as well as state legislatures and state regulatory bodies.
  • National Convention
    The annual meeting of the organization is the American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition. This show features a serious educational program for operators, sparkling entertainment, fun and fellowship…plus exhibits and displays by leading industry manufacturers and suppliers.
  • American Cured Meat Championships
    North America’s largest national competition for cured meats is judged by top meat experts and scientists.
  • Representation in Washington
    A vigilant watchdog on Congressional legislation, agency regulation, and government activities that affect your business – We develop relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, and provide input concerning laws that would affect the industry. Adequate input on topics of concern to make your views known to decision-makers.
  • Meat inspection problem-solving
    AAMP helps its members to solve inspection problems they encounter in the course of day-to-day product production and business with personal attention and advice. AAMP helps members who are having problems seek fair solutions directly with the federal and state inspection agencies. AAMP also provides immediate telephone advice on SSOP’s, sanitation, HACCP, and other problems.
  • Supporting Documentation for HACCP Plans
    AAMP has collected numerous papers to help its members support the reason why certain critical limits are chosen throughout HACCP plans.
  • Model HACCP Plans
    The model HACCP plans are not just basic plans. They contain all of the information that you need to know when developing a HACCP plan. Within each HACCP plan, common critical control points (CCPs) were determined with common critical limits (CLs). These two essential points are backed up by supporting documentation that is only a click away.
  • HACCP Validation Information
    AAMP has developed a comprehensive approach to gather and organization your validation information. The validation compliance guidance references “validation worksheets” to organize the information that FSIS is looking for.
  • Nutrition Labeling Services
    We provide the nutritional tools for you! Our single ingredient nutrition brochures can assist consumers to make informed choices about the products they are purchasing.
  • Representation before Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) and State Inspection Agencies
    AAMP frequently meets with the regulators at both the federal and state levels to make sure that the interests of its members are considered. When new regulations are proposed, AAMP provides input to make sure that small business interests are taken into account.
  • Education – Workshops and Seminars
    Regular hands-on educational programs in various parts of the country that give operators instruction in new products, new technology, new management ideas, and food safety, including HACCP.
  • Education – Training Videos
    Learning and training videos offer information on a multitude of topics and timely subjects.
  • Supplier Information
    AAMP membership is also open to suppliers to the meat industry. They readily provide information and advice on products, services and resources that can be helpful to operators seeking assistance.
  • Gold Book Directory
    All members receive The Gold Book free, a resource directory of AAMP supplier and business operator members, including contact person, phone numbers and descriptions. Membership contact information can also be accessed online (members only).
  • Membership Plaque
    On first year’s renewal, AAMP members receive a distinctive membership plaque, suitable for counter or wall display.
  • Staff Assistance
    Our qualified staff is here to help members with processing, product development issues and developing high-quality, profitable meat products for your business.