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LPS Process Verified Program  
Grading Certification and Verification
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 to ensure 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 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 these include 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.






USDA announces a new marketing program that may be applied under a USDA Process Verified Program.




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




The following approved USDA Process Verified Programs have been found in conformance with the requirements of the USDA Process Verified Program of the Poultry Programs and the criteria of the approved quality management systems. Please visit the Poultry Programs' USDA Process Verified Program Web site for additional information.




The following approved USDA Process Verified Programs for Seed have successfully passed a document review and onsite audit conducted by AMS as outlined in GVD Procedures 1000, 1001 and 1005; and have been found in conformance with all criteria of their approved quality management systems and the Accredited Seed Program.



 
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  GVD 1000 QSVP General Policies and Procedures PDF file  
 
  GVD 1001 Procedure PDF file  
 
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  GVD Guidance #GU7309CCA PDF file  
 
  QSA/PVP Live Animal Production Record Requirements PDF file  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 08/27/2013