Third Party Certification Bodies

Certification of beef producers and primary processors according to CRSB Standards is completed by approved Certification Bodies. Users seeking certification may select the Certification Body of their choice, depending what is most appropriate for their individual operation.  Operations may wish to select a Certification Body based on other industry programs they already participate in.  

Expand the sections below to find and contact the available Certification Bodies.  These will be updated as additional Certification Bodies are approved by the CRSB.

Click here to view Requirements for Certification Bodies. 

Covid-19 Exception Policy extended for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

An Oversight Body assesses and reviews Certification Bodies interested in delivering certification services on behalf of the CRSB. This Oversight Body also provides third party oversight of the CRSB's Framework.

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The following are CRSB-approved Certification Bodies. Contact the Certification Body of your choice based on your role in the supply chain and what type of certification you require. Expand the boxes below for details.

Certification Bodies approved to certify beef producers to the Sustainable Beef Production Standard. This applies to cow/calf, backgrounding and feedlot operations.

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Verified Beef Production Plus
Select a coordinator near you
Visit website: verifiedbeef.ca

NOTE: if you are already a VBP+ audited operation, you are automatically credited with CRSB Certification through a single audit process.
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Where Food Comes From Inc.
Emily Ridge, Animal Care and Sustainability Customer Verification Specialist
Business Development, Canada
Where Food Comes From Inc.
866-395-5883
Visit website: wfcfcanada.ca

 

NOTE: The Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program (https://nationalcattlefeeders.ca/feedlot/) is approved by PAACO – the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, and meets the requirements of the Animal Health and Welfare Indicators in the CRSB’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard.

Therefore, in addition to CRSB Certification, Where Food Comes From Inc. provides the Canadian Animal Care Assessment Program on-site audit through a single streamlined process.

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program
John Baker
Ontario Corn Fed Beef, a flagship program of the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association
Visit website: ontariocornfedbeef.com

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*For certification of Ontario feedlot operations only.

 

 

Certification Bodies approved to certify beef processors to the Sustainable Beef Processing Standard. This applies to primary beef processing facilities.

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Where Food Comes From Inc.
Emily Ridge, Animal Care and Sustainability Customer Verification Specialist
Business Development, Canada
Where Food Comes From Inc.
866-395-5883
Visit website: www.wfcfcanada.ca

 

 

Certification Bodies for Chain of Custody auditing.  This may apply to primary beef processors, further processors and packers.

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Where Food Comes From Inc.
Emily Ridge, Animal Care and Sustainability Customer Verification Specialist
Business Development, Canada
Where Food Comes From Inc.
866-395-5883
Visit website: www.wfcfcanada.ca