The Southeastern Meat Associaton

sema-logoThe Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) is an organization of persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors, and firms furnishing services or supplies to the packers, processors and distributors. Member companies represent the top meat producers and suppliers in the Southeast.

SEMA strives to provide networking, partnership and educational opportunities to its members to ensure the success of all its 300 member companies. The annual convention provides an excellent opportunity to learn and network with others in the meat industry.

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We appreciate your interest in all the Southeastern Meat Association has to offer: high quality meat products for sale by our members, membership in an active meat industry group, information.

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Southeastern Meat Association
ATTN: Cheryl Hudson, Executive Director
P.O. Box 393 Fayetteville, NC 28302-0393
910-240-3210

Help Shape the Future

Membership in the Southeastern Meat Association will give you and your company a chance to shape the future of the meat industry in the United States.

Even if you are a member of other organizations, you are invited to join this dynamic association for the tremendous benefits you can receive.

Membership costs will be kept as low as possible to encourage participation.

Get Help or Get Involved - Committees

The standing committees, which make recommendations in vital areas of the Association's operation, include Executive, Education, Regulatory, Membership and Annual Meetings.

The committees work all year long to promote the general interest and education of the Association and of its individual members.

New Technical Services Committee will allow you to get help from within the membership or outside professional help if needed. Committee includes industry consultants and university experts with expertise in:

  • OSHA regulations,
  • FSIS / USDA regulations,
  • HACCP,
  • microbiology,
  • meat processing and
  • food science.

Keep Up-To-Date

An Annual Meeting and numerous short courses are held each year to provide a wealth of educational information designed to increase the efficient operation of meat and poultry plants. Idea exchange among members, decision making to establish association policy, and fellowship among friends are goals of our meetings.

Monthly, the Southeastern Meat Association members will receive the news bulletin (Southeastern Meat FAX), either through Fax or via access to the web site. This news bulletin keeps members abreast of new and revised regulations affecting the meat industry nationally and area wide. Interesting information concerning individual members and other association news is included in the bulletin.

Great Value for Your Dollar

Dues Structure:

Regular Members:
1-25 Employees = $215 per year
26-50 Employees = $265 per year
51-150 Employees = $365 per year
151- over = $465 per year

Associate Members = $265 per year

We have added the option to use a credit card, but there is a 4% fee for that service.

Download SEMA Membership Application or Renewal forms.

Download the SEMA Brochure
Southeastern Meat Brochure (Revised 2019).pdf

Other SEMA Services

Sell your excess supplies or equipment with a free ad on the web site. Find links to all of the important meat industry sources on the SEMA web site.

What is the Southeastern Meat Association?

The Southeastern Meat Association is an organization of persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors, and firms furnishing services or supplies to the packers, processors and distributors.

What are the Goals of the Southeastern Meat Association?

  1. To foster, improve and develop the full potential of all members and to affiliate with groups whose interests are in agreement with its own.
  2. To promote rules, regulations and legislation advantages to the meat industry.
  3. To protect its members from unethical and unfair competition and to advance the memberships welfare and help build a healthy climate for the industry's benefit.
  4. To meet the educational needs of the membership by working with the state universities represented in the association.
  5. To provide its members with timely information about any issues or developments affecting the meat and poultry industry.

Membership

Membership in the Southeastern Meat Association is of two types:

  1. Regular Membership: Persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors.
  2. Associate Membership: Firms or corporations furnishing services or supplies to regular members.

Management

The Southeastern Meat Association is guided through the leadership of the elected officers and directors.

The Board of Directors consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Director and elected directors. The immediate Past President serves as an ex officio member of the board.

The Board of Directors meets several times a year to discuss industry problems, plan industry action and guide the association.

Download the SEMA Brochure
Southeastern Meat Brochure (Revised 2018).pdf

The Southeastern Meat Association welcomes two types of members:

  1. Members: Persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors.
  2. Associate Members: Firms or corporations furnishing services or supplies to regular members.

Members - Food Industry Leaders

SEMA Members include some of the top companies in the Southeast, including beef, pork and poultry packers and processors.

The Members List page gives you immediate access to company names and contact information. This page is password-protected and accessible only to SEMA members.

Associate Members - The Best Meat Industry Supplies

SEMA Associate Members include the best suppliers available, including companies that sell food packaging, natural and fibrous casings, spices, equipment and liquid smoke. Members also provide consulting services including expertise in OSHA regulations, HACCP, FSIS / USDA regulations and food processing sciences.

Build relationships with suppliers so that they can help you succeed in your business.

The Associates page gives you immediate access to company names and contact information. This page is password-protected and accessible only to SEMA members.

Dues Structure - Great Value for Your Dollar

Members:
1-25 Employees = $215 per year
26-50 Employees = $265 per year
51-150 Employees = $365 per year
151- over = $465 per year

Associate Members = $265 per year

We have added the option to use a credit card to pay. There is a 4% fee is you choose to use a credit card.

Download SEMA Membership Application or Renewal forms.

Download the SEMA Brochure
Southeastern Meat Brochure (Revised 2019).pdf

SEMA Members

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