Identity Preservation Program

This voluntary service provides participating companies with independent, third-party verification audits of the identification, segregation, and traceability of their product's unique, value-added characteristic. Verification is provided at every stage, including seed, production, processing, and distribution, providing buyers with assurance that the identity of the product is preserved from the requested stage of production.

This program requires that participants develop a comprehensive documented quality management system according to AMS specifications, and includes USDA laboratory testing to verify characteristics. 


Any producer who wants or is required to verify the identity of a specific characteristic of their product.

Request Service

  1. Complete the Request for Audit Service Form SC-237A and the Agreement for Participation in Audit Services Form SC-651
  2. Submit the completed forms to

For More Information

USDA, AMS, Specialty Crops Inspection Division
Audit Services Branch
Telephone: (202) 720-5021
Fax: (866) 230-9168