The goals for the certification program:
1) Develop a non-regulatory risk management tool that facilitates implementation of HACCP plans for proper drug use on farms.
2) Support local veterinarians’ on-farm efforts in the area of proper drug use.
3) Maintain and grow consumer and regulatory confidence in the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR).
In this program, farms may be certified when they can demonstrate full implementation and maintenance of a six-section HACCP plan for proper drug use. Only veterinarians accredited through the Food Armor™ program, those that have completed Phase l and ll training seminars provided by the WVMA Residue Task Force, may grant Food Armor™ Certification to farms. Food Armor™ Accreditation is limited to veterinarians because only veterinarians have the training and expertise to help farms effectively manage on-farm drug use.