Qualified Through Verification

USDA Proposes Amendments to Quality Systems Verification Programs and Conforming Changes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend regulations in 7 CFR part 62, Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP), to clarify that all services under this part are applicable to all commodities covered by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (Act), as amended.

USDA Withdraws Proposed Amendments to Quality Systems Verification Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published a notice in the Federal Register withdrawing the proposed rule to amend 7 CFR parts 56, 62 and 70 (insert link when available). The proposed rule would have amended the Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP) by removing the reference to “Livestock, Meat, and Other Commodities” from the regulation title, defining the type of programs and services offered and updating administrative items.

USDA Market News data is moving to the new platform: Market Analysis & Reporting Services or MARS

Please join us as we explore the many new tools MARS has to offer to meet your data needs.  USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a webinar to show you some of the great features and tools provided through MARS.  Data users can create unique reports, data sets, output, and visualizations.  MARS uses state-of-the-art technology to better serve customers by creating one easy-to-use tool for users to explore timely, accurate, and unbiased data.

USDA Proposes New Form for Processed Egg Export Verification Program; Invites Public Comments

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) intends to request approval for a new information collection form for the Processed Egg and Egg Products Export Verification (PEEPEV) Program from the Office of Management and Budget.

Services

AMS quality standards, grading, certification, auditing, and inspection are voluntary tools and services that industry can use to help promote and communicate quality and wholesomeness to consumers. These services assist businesses in differentiating themselves from their competition.