Audit Certification Information

A formal process to certify audits meeting PAACO Board-established minimum standards includes review by an expert panel.

  • Review compares submitted audits to PAACO’s minimum standards
  • Expert panel in the area which the audit covers conducts and documents review
  • Panel makes recommendation on certification to the PAACO board of directors
  • Upon recommendation for certification, PAACO board certifies the audit annually

Audit List


DAIRY

Dairy

Validus Logo
Matt Jones, Director of Audits & Assessments
National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program Logo
Beverly Hampton Phifer, Stakeholder Relations Manager
National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program Logo
Danone North America Quality and Care Program
Dr. Jennifer Walker, Director Quality and Care

MEAT PLANT

Meat Plant

North American Meat Institute Logo
Tiffany Lee, Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affiars

SWINE

Swine

Validus Logo
Matt Jones, Director of Audits & Assessments
Pork Checkoff Logo
Stephanie Wisdom, Director, Animal Welfare – National Pork Board

TURKEY

Turkey

Tyson FarmCheck® Program for Turkeys Logo
Karen Christensen, Senior Director of Animal Wellbeing

BROILERS

Broilers

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Briana Ferguson, Interim Director Animal Welfare Training & Auditing
Process Management Consulting
Bob Thrash, President
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Rita Harkless, Corporate QA/FS Process Control Manager - Technical Services

CATTLE FEEDLOTS

Cattle Feedlots

Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program Logo
Bryan Walton, General Manager
Canadian Beef Feedlot Audit Guide - English - French - Spanish
U.S. Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit Logo
Josh White, Executive Director, Producer Education & Sustainability