The Quality Assessment Division (QAD) has been assigned responsibility for reviewing and approving companies as eligible suppliers of meat and meat products under the USDA Export Verification (EV) Programs. The EV Programs outline the specified product requirements for individual countries. Visit the EV Program for Japan
website for specific information. The specified product requirements must be met through an approved Quality System Assessment Program
. QAD personnel conduct regular audits of eligible suppliers.
Eligible suppliers are included in the applicable Internet publication as listed below. Only eligible suppliers listed in the Official Listing may supply product identified as meeting the requirements of the applicable USDA EV Program. Eligible product must be produced under an approved Program and be identified as meeting the requirements of the applicable USDA EV Program.
Only eligible products may be issued a Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Export certificate which includes the applicable statement as listed in the FSIS Library of Export Requirements. The FSIS export certificate validates the products as meeting regulatory guidelines for export. Eligible suppliers must submit a list of all eligible product items intended for shipment. The product list must be submitted in the approved Excel format. Updates to the approved product list must be made in accordance with the procedure, EV Program Updating Approved Product Lists.
The following approved suppliers have been found in conformance with the requirements of the EV Programs.
The Official Listing of Eligible Suppliers for the USDA EV Program for the Russian Federation can found on the FSIS Eligible Plants List (Beef) – Russian Federation
. These suppliers are approved by AMS and the Russian Federation to produce or store EV eligible product for shipment to the Russian Federation.
The following Procedures outline the specified product requirements for individual countries: