QTV is a voluntary quality assurance program that facilitates the manufacturing and distributing of wholesome and safe fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, and related products.
The QTV provides a dynamic approach for identifying process deficiencies before and during production rather than after production has completed. USDA professionals validate a company’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and Prerequisite Programs through on-site audits to verify their effectiveness. Performance levels determine the frequency of audits. These audits help your company maintain strong processes and verify their effectiveness. USDA’s QTV program offers a recognizable shield that can be used on a product package.
To apply for fruit and vegetable auditing services, contact the SCI Division, Audit Services Branch at:
Telephone: (202) 720-5021
Fax: (202) 260-8927
- QTV Program Guide (pdf)
- FDA's Guide to Minimize Microbial Hazards of Fresh-cut
- California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement