Verification

VERIFICATION

We all deserve to know what we’re eating and serving our friends and families. And, we all deserve to trust that the information we’re getting about our food is authentic, accurate, and unbiased. That’s where third-party verification comes in. We do all of this work for you – and for us – because we also care about where our food comes from, how it was produced, and whether claims being made about it are real and authentic.

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What Can We Verify?

Where Food Comes From, Inc., offers third-party verification services to hundreds of claims, programs and markets. No matter what you produce or how you produce it, there’s likely a program—or programs—that fit your needs.

 

Plus, if you’re looking to create a new program specific to your brand, as long as your process or claim can be standardized, we can create an audit platform to measure it accurately and authentically. 

 

Third-Party Verification Programs

The type of product you are growing, raising or packaging will impact what kind of verification and certification programs are available to you and most appropriate for your needs.  As you can probably imagine, programs that work well for a cattle producer or beef processor may not fit the needs of an asparagus farmer or orange juice purveyor.  Similarly, the demand for specific product attributes varies greatly between food products – which is exactly why you’ve come to the right place!

Our team can help determine what programs may or may not fit best for your operation and your marketing needs, and answer any questions you have on the process, expectations, standards and estimated audit schedule.  

 

Third-Party & Private Label Programs:

One of the unique aspects of Where Food Comes From, Inc. is our ability to provide verification and certification services to a broad range of programs and standards. In addition to our USDA accreditation, we are also an approved third-party verifier for 50+ additional programs and organizations, and have highlighted many of them below.

 

CARE

Consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing products that meet specific criteria, whether regarding animal welfare, environmental integrity, on-farm security, worker care, or other important aspects of production.

​The marketplace is witnessing strengthened demand for food produced using socially responsible practices.
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USDA Process Verified Programs (PVP):

Multiple divisions of Where Food Comes From, Inc. carry USDA PVP accreditation, which means that we offer verification services to a wide variety of “points” or “claims” that are tied to processes and procedures the USDA has reviewed and approved. We conduct the audits, determine compliance to the claims requested, and issue certificates of approval for our customers.

Additional programs offered within the WFCF Process Verified umbrella are: Never-Fed Beta Agonists, Verified Grass-Fed Beef, Vegetarian Fed, Flax Fed and SO100 Feed Claims.

 

Validus Certified Programs:

You can learn more about Validus Certified programs here.
A brief summary of each program is below.

 

National Organic Program (NOP):

 

Standard Management & Software  

 

Investigative Audits:

Where Food Comes From can work with you to schedule investigative audits to minimize your risk or assess a current situation within your supply chain.  Contact us to learn more!

Verification Matters.
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