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PY Process Verified Program  
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The USDA Process Verified Program uses the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 9000 series standards for documented quality management systems as a format for evaluating program documentation, ensuring consistent auditing practices, and promote international recognition of audit results.

The USDA Process Verified Program provides companies that supply agricultural products or services the opportunity to assure customers of their ability to provide consistent reliable quality products or services. It is limited to programs or portions of programs where specified process verified points are supported by a documented quality management system. The specified process verified points are identified by the supplier.

Companies with approved USDA Process Verified Programs are able to make marketing claims associated with their process verified points such as age, source, feeding practices, or other raising and processing claims and market themselves as "USDA Process Verified" with use of the "USDA Process Verified" shield and term. The USDA Process Verified Program does not relieve the company of meeting regulatory requirements issued by other Federal Departments or USDA Agencies.

The following approved USDA Process Verified Programs have been found in conformance with the requirements of the USDA Process Verified Program and the criteria of the approved quality management systems.

Contact Information:

USDA, AMS, Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program
14th & Independence, Room 3935
Washington, DC 20250

  PAMP 100.0 QSVP General Policies and Procedures (PDF)  
  PAMP 100.1 Procedure USDA Process Verified Program (PDF)  
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  Last Modified Date: 10/14/2014