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Verification Services  
The Quality Assessment Division provides services for the Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP). The QSVP are voluntary, user-fee, audit-based programs that are available to suppliers of agricultural products and services. The QSVP are designed to provide suppliers the opportunity to assure customers of their ability to provide consistent quality products or services. The supplier's documented quality management system is verified through independent third-party audits conducted by the QAD. The general policies and procedures of the QSVP are outlined in 1000 Procedure.

The QAD utilizes the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19011:2002 guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing to provide a format for evaluating program documentation to ensure consistent auditing practices and promote international recognition of audit results.

Livestock, Poultry and Seed (LPS) Programs participates in both international and domestic verification programs and services to assist in the marketing of agricultural products worldwide. AMS LPS offers a variety of fee-based, voluntary product certification, including export verification and certification, and production/processing verification services that provide independent, third-party assurance that contractual agreements, foreign government requirements, and other requirements are met. .

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  Last Modified Date: 11/05/2014