Representing the meat and poultry industry since 1957

Southwest Meat Association

Southwest Meat Association (SMA) is a leading meat and poultry trade organization representing packers and processors all over the United States. SMA is an organization created to make a difference for its members by initiating opportunities, resolving problems, and thus helping our member companies to earn a reasonable return on their investment.

Membership Benefits: 


Networking Opportunities

Educational Programs

HACCP Training & Consulting

Regulatory Assistance

Membership Directory

Nutritional Labeling 

Information Services

Annual Convention




Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention & Control Workshop

May 4-13, 2021

The Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop will include presentations on the latest developments in Listeria control and real-life examples from people with plant experience, but it also features real-life demonstrations, breakout sessions, and case studies designed to give you first-hand knowledge to apply to your plant. Register today.

65th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase

Plan now to attend the 65th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase on July 28-31, 2021 at the new Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas.  This is a ‘must attend’ event for food safety and meat industry professionals of all managerial levels.  The convention will feature two general sessions with speakers presenting on hot topics effecting the meat and poultry industry, networking sessions, Suppliers’ Showcase, and other events benefitting the SMA Scholarship Foundation.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Reach out to the SMA Office at (979) 846-9011 for more information.

Find more convention details here.

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