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Processed Products Division  
Processed Products Branch
The mission of the Processed Products Division (PPD) is to facilitate the marketing of processed fruit and vegetables and related products in domestic and international markets. To fulfill this mission and provide quality services responsive to customer needs, the PPD has developed a variety of innovative programs tailored to meet evolving industry trends.

The Processed Products Division is responsible for the grading, inspection, and certification of canned, frozen, and dehydrated fruit and vegetables, as well as other related products. The Division also develops and maintains U.S. grade standards, grading manuals, inspection aids, and color guides for these products; and commercial item descriptions for all commodities.


Proccessed Inspection Services  

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  • PPD has revised its Application for Inspection and Certificate of Sampling (form FV-356) and Domestic Origin Verification (DOV) Program Application for Service (FV-DOV-1). The revised (fill-able) forms can be found here.





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  Last Modified Date: 03/15/2013