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The USDA Quality System Assessment (QSA) Program provides companies that supply agricultural products and services the opportunity to assure customers of their ability to provide consistent quality products or services. It is limited to programs or portions of programs where specified product requirements are supported by a documented quality management system. The specified product requirements may be identified by the company or may be those outlined in a USDA Export Verification (EV) Program.

To operate an approved QSA Program, a company must submit a documented program that meets the program requirements outlined in GVD 1002 Procedure. Additionally, the requirements outlined in GVD Guidance #GU7309CCA and QSA/PVP Live Animal Production Record Requirements must be addressed if applicable to the company's program. GVD Guidance #GU7309CCA addresses supplier documentation, records, evaluations, and re-evaluations. The Live Animal Production Record Requirements applies specifically to programs that include age verification as a specified product requirement.

The following approved USDA QSA Programs have been found in conformance with the requirements of the USDA QSA Program and the criteria of the approved quality management system. Approved QSA Programs that meet specified product requirements outlined in the EV Programs are listed on the Official Listings for the EV Programs.

QSA Export Verification (EV) Programs:


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  GVD 1000 QSVP General Policies and Procedures PDF file  
  GVD 1002 Procedure Word file  
  GVD 1002 Procedure PDF file  
  GVD Guidance #GU7309CCA PDF file  
  QSA/PVP Live Animal Production Record Requirements PDF file  
  GVD 1035A PDF file  
See Also
  NHTC Program  
  Export Verification Programs  
  QSA Marketing Programs  
  Livestock Feeding Claim Audit Program  
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  Last Modified Date: 03/31/2015