Validus, a third-party certification company that helps producers address environmental and production problems, has announced that its quality management system has received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

The certification represents an international standard of quality for quality management.

“At Validus, we are committed to working with our customers to ensure food is produced using socially responsible on-farm production practices,” observes Earl Dotson, president and CEO of Validus, based in Urbandale, IA. “The ISO 9001:2000 certification provides another level of assurance that our certification programs effectively evaluate and verify the production and processing standards of our clients.”

The quality designation assures consumers who see the Validus certification marks on food products that internal processes and systems are audited and certified by a third party, he says.

More information about Validus’ certification is available at www.validusservices.com