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Grading, Certification and Verification
PPB Mission  
We exist to improve the welfare of the American consumer and economy by providing services which facilitate marketing of processed fruits and vegetables and related products, resulting in efficient movement of these products from production to consumption. We do this through quality standards development; grading, certification, and auditing services; and information coordination.

PPB Vision  
  • Our services are considered by industry and consumers as value-added and are sought in order to improve marketing and trade efficiency.
  • PPB customers recognize PPB personnel as objective, knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to providing fair, unbiased, and valued services.
  • PPB personnel understand the needs of customers and continually pursue new approaches to meet and exceed these needs.
  • The PPB workplace encourages personnel to pursue and fulfill personal and professional goals while contributing to Branch progress.
  • PPB manages personnel, physical resources, and information efficiently to ensure cost effective delivery of high quality services.

PPB Values  
Our decisions are based on sound judgment and on the consistent application of criteria and/or standards that do not give unfair advantage or preferential treatment to any party.
We strive to provide cost-effective services that evolve to meet and exceed our customerís changing needs.
We accept responsibility for the outcome of our action and decisions. We have the courage to hold others accountable for their actions and decisions. We are accountable for the stewardship over our tangible resources -- the use of time, equipment, and money.
We place the highest priority on integrity of programs and honesty and integrity of employees. We are honest, trustworthy, and consistent in the performance of our duties and delivery of services to customers.
We treat everyone -- customers, fellow employees, and others -- with fairness, dignity, and respect, regardless of position or circumstance. Our actions are free from prejudice or bias. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or favoritism.

  Last Modified Date: 09/16/2008