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Grading, Certification and Verification
Qualified Through Verification  
QTV Seal
QTV is a voluntary quality assurance program that facilitates the manufacturing and distributing of wholesome and safe fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, and related products.





Program Benefits:
  • Provides a dynamic approach for identifying process deficiencies before and during production rather than after production has completed.
  • USDA professionals validate a company’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and Prerequisite Programs through on-site audits to verify their effectiveness.
  • Performance levels determine the frequency of audits. These audits help your company maintain strong processes and verify their effectiveness.
  • USDA’s QTV program offers a recognizable shield that can be used on a product package.

More Information
You will find program guidelines and requirements outlined in the QTV Program Guide (PDF). Links to this manual, as well as other pertinent information, are located to the right, under Resources.

How to apply?
Schedule an on-site formal presentation for senior management, or to obtain additional information, please contact PPD using information found on the following link:



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  QTV Program Guide (PDF)  
  QTV Program Brochure (PDF)  
  QTV Program Participants (PDF)  
  FDA's Guide to Minimize Microbial Hazards of Fresh-cut  
  California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement  
See Also
  Plant Survey  
  Plant Systems Audit Program  
  AMS GAP/GHP Audit Verification Program  
  Food Defense System Survey  
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  Last Modified Date: 04/11/2014