The certification component of the Food Armor® program is independently third party verified by Validus, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified and ISO 65 accredited company, to ensure integrity of the entire program. When applying for Food Armor® certification, a Farm Owner must agree to participate if his/her farm is randomly selected for verification. All information collected during the independent third party verification is held in strict confidence and will not be used in any manner that may disclose the identity of the verified farm to an outside party. Information collected may be used to verify compliance with Food Armor® certification requirements.
The Validus Dairy Animal Welfare Audit Program is also PACCO certified and USDA Process Verified.
The Validus Mission is to provide on-farm audits ensuring that production practices meet or exceed brand expectations in the marketplace.