FAQ: How can I find a list of U.S “Process Verified” suppliers of meats and poultry?

Question: Do you know who is importing frozen chicken drum sticks? Or should I contact the US Deptartment of Agriculture? My client  is interested in purchasing direct from a U.S. supplier.  Or, if there is an importer/distributor that has established relationships with U.S. suppliers, maybe that would be more efficient. Do you have a list of importers/distributors of USA poultry?

Answer: Below is information on suppliers of USDA “Process Verified” meats and poultry products. In addition, you might consider contacting the USA Poultry and Egg Council office in Singapore as shown below:

Grading Certification and Verification
LPS Process Verified Program  
Grading Certification and Verification

The USDA Process Verified Program uses the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9000 series standards for documented quality management systems as a format for evaluating program documentation to ensure consistent auditing practices and promote international recognition of audit results.
The USDA Process Verified Program provides companies that supply agricultural products or services the opportunity to assure customers of their ability to provide consistent quality products or services. It is limited to programs or portions of programs where specified process verified points are supported by a documented quality management system. The specified process verified points are identified by the supplier.
Companies with approved USDA Process Verified Programs are able to make marketing claims associated with their process verified points – these include age, source, feeding practices, or other raising and processing claims — and market themselves as “USDA Process Verified” with use of the “USDA Process Verified” shield and term. The USDA Process Verified Program does not relieve the company of meeting regulatory requirements issued by other Federal Departments or USDA Agencies.
List of Approved (Process Verified) Poultry Suppliers
The following approved USDA Process Verified Programs have been found in conformance with the requirements of the USDA Process Verified Program of the Poultry Programs and the criteria of the approved quality management systems. Please visit the Poultry Programs’ USDA Process Verified Program Web site for additional information.
List of Approved (Process Verified) Livestock and Seed Suppliers
The following approved USDA Process Verified Programs have been found in conformance with the requirements of the USDA Process Verified Program of the Livestock Poultry and Seed Program and the criteria of the approved quality management systems.

Singapore • USA Poultry & Egg Export Council

http://www.usapeec.org/contact/international.cfmThe USAPEEC Singapore office covers the ASEAN region, East Timor, Australia, India, New Zealand, Maldives and Sri Lanka. It services the poultry industry through a wide range of activities which include both trade and consumer development programs as well as market research and trade policy efforts to expanding the market base in the region.

Margaret Say, Director 541 Orchard Rd. Suite 15-04 Liat Towers SINGAPORE 238881 (Covers Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Australia, India, Maldives, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste) ph: 65-6737-1726 fx: 65-6737-1727 E-mail: [email protected]