The Purpose Is Service
WHAT IS PEPA?
The Pacific Egg and Poultry Association is a regional nonprofit agricultural trade association which has served the egg and poultry industry for over 70 years.
Through a united voice and cooperative actions, enhance the viability of the egg and poultry industries in the eleven Western States and Canada, and improve the ability of the industry to produce the highest quality food products.
STRENGTH THROUGH UNITY
Those in the industry have many common interests and goals, making close communication within the industry increasingly more vital. PEPA brings all segments of the poultry and egg industry together as a strong, united voice.
Disseminates up-to-date information on all activities relating to the egg and poultry industries via PEPATake Five email newsletter, special mailings and more. PEPA also publishes a complete listing of those firms involved in the poultry and egg industries in the 11 western states and British Columbia. PEPA staff assists members daily on industry related matters. The association is a valuable information resource.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
PEPA is the umbrella organization which ensures that the Western Poultry Scholarship & Research Foundation (WPSRF) Scholarship and Research Foundation continues to function and provide funding for the education of those interested in careers in the egg and poultry industries; and for important research projects benefiting both the egg and poultry industries.
PEPA represents the egg and poultry industries at the local, state and federal levels. PEPA has a registered California lobbyist on staff who plays a key role in influencing decision-making in California. PEPA is involved in many issues including: agricultural marketing, transportation/trucking, air pollution laws and other environmental regulations, farm animal welfare, food safety, egg inspection, taxes, and more.
MEETINGS AND EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES
Provides opportunities for industry representatives to meet for social, business and educational purposes including the PEPA Annual Convention, and various other Association sponsored functions and seminars.
PEPA offers members money saving insurance programs including: Worker's Compensation, Health and Major Medical, Dental, Disability and Accidental Life Insurance and Property and Casualty including product and general liability.
ENVIRONMENTAL & SAFETY CONSULTATION
PEPA staff has the ability to answer most routine questions about compliance with environmental & safety laws pertinent to the egg and poultry industry. Valuable information is just a phone call away. PEPA's staff has experience in Storm Water Run-Off Regulation & Compliance.
FOOD SAFETY/QUALITY ASSURANCE
California's Egg Quality Assurance Plan has served as the model for the nationwide program. PEPA served as the lead organization in establishing an Egg Quality Assurance Plan. The program reduces the risks of foodborne illnesses.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Complete the membership application form and mail to: PEPA, 1521 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Our staff would be happy to answer any questions you might have about membership and our Association. Please do not hesitate to call them at (916)441-0801.