Cargill adds Where Food Comes From, Inc. Canada as auditing body for its Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) (OTCQB:WFCF), the most trusted resource for independent, third-party verification of food production practices in North America, today announced it has been selected by Cargill as an auditing body for Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot program. Cargill is a long-time customer for WFCF in the United States.
Cargill’s pilot was launched to test and validate the audit and traceability systems necessary for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework established by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). The program includes cattle producers that want to demonstrate the sustainability of their operations.
“We are delighted that Where Food Comes From, Inc. Canada has been selected as a certification partner,” said Leann Saunders, President of WFCF. “As a company, we verify over 5,000 beef producers in North America with the goal to help supply chains improve processes, bundle certifications and add value. We gained deep expertise as the sole verification partner for the 2014-2016 McDonald’s Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot and look forward to applying this knowledge as a certifier for the CBSA pilot.”
Cargill’s pilot tests the methodology for tracking eligible cattle through audited live animal supply chains and the methodology for tracking resulting supply chain sustainability certifications from the beef carcass to finished products. This coupling of live cattle and beef product traceability allows Cargill’s Canadian customers to demonstrate the sustainability of their supply chains and creates the opportunity for future sustainability claims once the CRSB’s framework is complete. For more information about the pilot visit: http://cbsapilot.ca.
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