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Domestic Origin Verification Program  
AMS is responsible for ensuring all fruit, vegetable, and nut commodities purchased for USDA food assistance outlets are 100 percent grown in the United States.

In order to demonstrate compliance, vendors may choose either: a minimum of one traceback per contract and commodity at each facility, or participate full-time in the Domestic Origin Verification Audit (DOV) program.

For more information on the DOV program, contact:

Jessica Brower
DOV Program Manager
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Fruit and Vegetable Program
Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division
98 Third Street SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Telephone: (863) 294-4415
Alternate: (863) 294-7416
Fax: (863) 294-4219


DOV Program Updates

Program participants can find a list of the most recent changes to the guidelines and procedures of the USDA Domestic Origin Verification Audit Program on the USDA, AMS Extranet site under Shared Documents, or contact the DOV Program Manager.

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  Return to SCI Processed Audit, Survey, and Verification Page  
  Return to SCI Home Page  
  Official Listing of Approved DOV Program Participants (PDF)  
  DOV Application for Service  
  DOV Quick Guide (PDF)  
  DOV Glossary of Terms (PDF)  
  DOV Specific Requirements (PDF)  
See Also
  DOV General Program Information (PDF)  
  DOV Presentation (PDF)  
  DOV Audit Report (PDF)  
  Audit Management Program (PDF)  
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  Last Modified Date: 09/27/2013