Responsible Animal Care for Today and Tomorrow
One Health Certified™ is a new, comprehensive animal care program that was developed by a coalition of technical experts from animal agriculture, non-profit organizations and universities.
One Health Certified™ defines species specific guidelines for each animal protein under one universal program. It establishes verified animal production practices in five core areas: disease prevention, veterinary care, responsible antibiotic use, animal welfare and environmental impacts. Companies that align their procedures to meet the program standards and achieve certification can label their retail and wholesale products with a simple logo that conveys that responsible animal care practices have been followed and verified to achieve optimal health outcomes for animals, consumers and the planet.
Management of One Health Certified™ is administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), based at Iowa State University. Scientific research and experience drive updates to this evolving program via a continuous improvement process to ensure best responsible animal care practices for today and tomorrow.
Current standards available for AMS to audit under the One Health Certified™ program are turkey and chicken. Standards for additional animal proteins are in progress and will become available in the near future.
To meet the requirements of One Health Certified™, a company must be audited through the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP), which is defined in the QAD 1001 procedure. This program ensures that the One Health Certified™ requirements are supported by a documented quality management system. To ensure conformance to One Health Certified™, audit reports will be submitted to NIAMRRE.
Visit www.onehealthcertified.org to learn more about One Health Certified™.
The following approved companies have been found in conformance with the requirements of One Health Certified™ and with all criteria of their approved quality management systems.
- Use of the USDA Process Verified shield and term
- QAD 1000: QSVP General Policies and Procedures (pdf)
- QAD 1001: USDA Processed Verified Program (pdf)
- One Health Certified Standard for Chicken (pdf)
- One Health Certified Standard for Turkey (pdf)