CASTLE ROCK, CO--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global) (OTCQB: WFCF), a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions for the agricultural/livestock industry, today announced its president, Leann Saunders, and board member, Dr. Gary Smith, Ph.D., played prominent roles in the 2013 International Livestock Congress USA (ILC) in Denver, CO.
Saunders, a frequent panelist and guest speaker on food traceability throughout the United States, moderated a panel discussion that examined voluntary beef industry initiatives that employ traceability as a branding and marketing tool. She also provided an overview of the new USDA animal disease traceability rule. An interview of Saunders at the ILC is available at the following link:
Dr. Smith, one of the world's leading meat scientists and a long-time board member of Where Food Comes From, delivered a presentation on the history of advancements in beef industry production technologies.
The ILC is managed through a partnership of the National Western Stock Show™ and the International Stockmen's Educational Foundation, which awards travel fellowships enabling college students to attend the event. Where Food Comes From funded a travel fellowship for the 2013 ILC.
About Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global) is America's leading provider of third-party identification, verification and traceability solutions for the livestock and agricultural industries. The Company supports more than 6,000 ranchers, farmers, feed yards, meatpackers, food retailers and restaurants with a wide range of solutions, including its USVerified™ brand -- the industry standard for USDA Process Verified (PVP) programs -- which annually verifies marketing claims for approximately one half of all U.S. beef exports; Where Food Comes From®, a unique retail and restaurant labeling program that connects consumers directly to the source of the food they purchase; and various organic and gluten free certification solutions through its International Certification Services (ICS) subsidiary.
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