What is third-party verification?
For the livestock industry, third-party verification programs are the vehicle in which producers, growers, feeders and finishers are able to meet specific export or private brand label requirements related to live animal production practices and procedures.
In order to say certain things on packaging or to meet unique brand labeling requirements, third-party verification programs are necessary to ensure production practices meet the standards required by those programs or entities.
As a result, IMI Global, which was founded in 1995 and is now a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., acts as the verification body, conducting the necessary audits to ensure production meet the needs of each specific program.
What does IMI Global offer?
Get ready for a new kind of verification experience! IMI Global is a leading provider of verification solutions for the agricultural industry. Our industry knowledge, product quality, and customer service is unparalleled.
We audit to numerous standards to enable any and all livestock producers to access certain markets or brands that require specific production assessments. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing verification program or have never considered enrolling, our team is always available to help identify certain value-added markets that may fit your operation and help guide you through the process.
IMI Global is a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Trusted by Ranchers Throughout the Country
"Third-party verification is a way to keep us all honest and consumers want to know where their food comes from, this is a way we can show them."
Not Scary At All
"These programs are not scary at all. I would say when we started, it was amazing to me that 90% of our customers had what it took to get started. This is a way we can tell consumers we are doing everything we can to provide them with a product they can feel good about."
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Hard Work & Dedication
"Verification is important to us because not only does it provide transparency to the consumer, but we also receive a premium for our hard work and dedication to providing the type of beef that consumers demand."