Resources & Associations

Resources & Associations for Food Processors

foodresources-2At some point you may need more information, need to ask questions or find out what others think about a situation. Take advantage of your opportunities to get connected. Talking to peers and suppliers to your industry through membership in a trade association can help you solve problems.

The following resources are in addition to those that have been listed on each specific page. They may help your facility reduce waste or learn more about pollution prevention opportunities for food processing facilities.



  • Agri-Growth. The organization focuses on practical information for growers, input suppliers and manufacturers, marketers, and commodity groups.
  • American Association of Meat Processors. AAMP is North America’s largest meat trade organization.
  • Institute of Food Technologists. IFT advances the science and technology of food through the exchange of knowledge.
  • Grocery Manufacturers of America. GMA joined forces with the National Food Processors Association and continues to act as the voice of the $500 billion food processing industry on scientific and public policy issues involving food safety, food security, nutrition, technical and regulatory matters and consumer affairs.
  • University of Minnesota Food Industry Center. Through research, educational programs, and industry collaboration, the Center is a leading source of knowledge on how food reaches consumers efficiently and contributes to safe and healthy lives.