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BEEFCARE

Timeline

Where We Have Been

2020

January

WFCF launches the BeefCARE program. Farms and ranches begin their annual evaluations against the BeefCARE standard using a scored audit tool that encourages continuous improvement in their sustainability journey (ongoing).

May

2020

Producer Advisory Board (PAB) selected, representing 
farms and ranches in different regions across the US. The PAB will evaluate BeefCARE and provide feedback.

December

2019

USRSB reviews BeefCARE Standard and recognizes the program

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2019

November, 
December

WFCF develops BeefCARE Standard aligned 

with USRSB Framework, Indicators and Metrics.

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2015

Where Food Comes From Founding Member of US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

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2020

December

BeefCARE Expert Committee finalized. They will annually review BeefCARE and recommend changes based on the current science and the USRSB framework, indicators and metrics to ensure continuous improvement of all BeefCARE approved farms and ranches.

2020

July

A BeefCARE survey is sent to the Producer Advisory Board asking detailed questions about how to improve BeefCARE.

2021

March

CARE Certified meat products hit shelves

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2021

February

BeefCARE audit tool revised to reflect the review and recommendations from the PAB and Expert Committee.

BeefCARE Standard made public on the CARE website to undergo 30-day Public Comment Period, ending April 15, 2021.

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