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What is third party verification?

Oct 30, 2020

All facilities that have had a Second Party Evaluation may be subject to Third Party Verification, if selected through random sampling. Contracted with the FARM Animal Care Program, Third Party Verifiers conduct verifications on a representative percentage of participating facilities each year to provide statistically valid data regarding Program Participants’ adherence to FARM Program guidelines. This process demonstrates the program’s integrity by ensuring Program Participants’ Second Party Evaluators consistently implement the FARM Program. Third Party Verifiers conduct their assessment utilizing the same standards as Second Party Evaluators. Verifications are never conducted unannounced.