The GVD 1007 Procedure, Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP), Never Fed Beta Agonists Program has been created. This program provides confirmation to customers that require verification of a marketing claim that beef and pork meat is derived from animals that were never fed beta agonists and is free of beta agonist residues. The Never Fed Beta Agonists marketing claim is available to companies that produce livestock, beef and pork products and submit marketing programs to the Livestock, Poultry and Seed (LPS) Program for verification and monitoring. Companies who wish to become approved for the Never Fed Beta Agonists Program can meet the requirements of this program through either the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP) or the USDA Quality System Assessment (QSA) Program.
To operate an approved Never Fed Beta Agonists marketing program, a company must submit a documented program that meets the program requirements outlined in GVD 1007 Procedure .
Tuesday November 5, 2013/ USDA