NOBULL: Tyson forms animal wellbeing advisory board

Tyson forms animal wellbeing advisory board

By Dani Friedland on 5/17/2013

Tyson Foods has created an independent Farm Animal Well-Being Advisory Panel for its FarmCheck program, the company announced Thursday.

The panel will help set research priorities and suggest ways to improve Tyson’s FarmCheck audit program.

Members of the panel include:

  • Ryan Best, 2011-2012 president, Future Farmers of America
  • Anne Burkholder, cattle feedlot owner
  • Ed Cooney, executive director of the Congressional Hunger Center
  • Gail Golab, Ph.D., DVM, director of American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Division
  • Temple Grandin, Ph.D., professor of animal science, Colorado State University
  • Karl Guggenmos, dean of culinary education, Johnson & Wales University
  • Tim Loula, DVM, co-founder and co-owner of Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minnesota
  • Miyun Park, executive director, Global Animal Partnership
  • Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, National Chicken Council
  • Richard Raymond, M.D., former U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety
  • Janeen Salak-Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor in Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
  • Janice Swanson, Ph.D., chair and professor, Animal Behavior and Welfare, Michigan State University
  • Bruce Webster, Ph.D., professor of poultry science, University of Georgia

Tyson noted that participation in the advisory board does not constitute not a public endorsement of the FarmCheck program, Tyson Foods or any specific animal well-being program.