Through the collaborative efforts of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinarian Medicine (CVM) and the AMS Livestock, Poultry and Seed (LPS) Program, a Letter of Agreement between the agencies was signed providing AMS with the authority to perform registration, verification of public health statements and certification of facilities manufacturing animal food. The extent of the verification process will be directly related to the complexity of the certification statements that are required. The AMS verification activities will be conducted on a fee-for-service basis, and registration for this program will cost $108.
Parties interested in requesting service should fill out an application for service. Once the application for service is submitted, AMS will determine the import requirements, if they have not been defined by the foreign import officials, of the product(s) identified in the application.
Mail, Fax, and/or email the completed documents to:
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program
Standards and Technology Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250
Fax Number: 202-720-2930
Phone Number: 202-720-3100
Verification & Certification Library
AMS established a program for verification of feed, feedstuffs, and pet food used in the production of products identified for certification. Additionally, AMS will assure that the product was produced in a processing facility in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices under sanitary conditions. If it is determined that a company meets the established certification requirements, the company will be listed as eligible.