Third Party Certification Bodies

Certification of beef producers and primary processors according to CRSB Standards is completed by CRSB-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.  

View the drop-down sections below to find and contact the available Certification Bodies, and make the best choice for your operation.  These will be updated as additional Certification Bodies are approved by the CRSB.

Click here to view Requirements for Certification Bodies. 

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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Approved Certification Bodies

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 CRSB Certified 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 Audit Guide from National Cattle Feeders' Association is certified by PAACO – the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, recognized by the NFACC (National Farm Animal Care Council) in meeting Canada’s animal care assessment program requirements, and meets the requirements of the Animal Health & Welfare indicators and Food Indicators in the CRSB’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard.

Therefore, in addition to CRSB Certification, Where Food Comes From Inc. can provide the feedlot PAACO certification to the Canadian Feedlot Audit through a single streamlined process, doing a combined audit with 3rd party auditors that are CRSB certified and PAACO certified.

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program
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