Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program to ensure that beef and
are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome
product for the consumer. This is the definition and the goal
Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by
residues, pathogen contamination and carcass defects such as
blemishes and bruises. The Pennsylvania BQA Certification Program
based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research.
enable beef producers to enhance their product and maximize