Great Plains Processing will be at the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) next week March 5th thru the 9th. If you have time to meet send us an email or give us a call and we can set something up.
Procedure developed for organizations interested in having their standards and programs verified.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has developed a program under which it will offer assessments of independent animal welfare standards and programs to determine if they conform to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Specification (TS) 34700 – Animal Welfare Management/General Requirements and Guidance for Organizations in the Food Supply Chain.
The ISO TS applies to terrestrial animals bred or kept for the production of food or feed and was developed to ensure that food-producing animals are raised, transported and processed humanely. The TS also establishes a strong framework for industry animal welfare standards and programs to verify that they are rooted in science and can be widely accepted.
AMS has developed a procedure for organizations interested in having their standards and programs verified against ISO TS 34700. AMS invites organizations interested in this service to review the procedure, “USDA ISO TS 34700 Animal Welfare Assessment.” AMS will work with interested organizations to develop additional program materials, including objective, transparent audit checklists. Programs will be verified through routine independent and on-site audits by AMS to ensure that they meet the requirements of ISO TS 34700.
The team at Great Plains Processing would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We appreciate all of our customers, suppliers, friends and families for making 2016 the best in our 17 year history. We have many exciting things coming in 2017 at GPP and we can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season.
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