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:
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
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.