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Identity Preservation Program  
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AMS offers the Identity Preservation Program!

The Identity Preservation Program is a voluntary service that provides participating companies with independent, third-party verification of the identification, segregation, and traceability of their product's unique, value-added characteristic. Verification is provided at every stage, including seed, production, processing, and distribution.

Buyers are assured that the identity of the product is preserved from the requested stage of production.

Participants develop a comprehensive documented quality management system according to AMS specifications. This includes the identification of the productís value-added characteristic, which will be sent to the USDA lab to verify claims made.

Federal auditors verify the effectiveness of the program through an initial validation audit and periodic scheduled audits thereafter.

Contact Information  
Business & Personnel Specialist and Head of Audit Programs

Kenneth S. Petersen
Audit Programs Manager
Office: (202) 720-4560
Fax: (202) 720-8871

Jennifer Dougherty
Audit Programs Coordinator
Office: (540) 361-1147
Fax: (540) 361-1199

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  Last Modified Date: 12/16/2011