Read and download the CRAU standard
CRAU Audit and Certification Process
The scope of the CRAU verification includes a comprehensive farm-to-package review of relevant processes and facilities that include hatcheries, feed mills, farms/barns and processing/packaging sites. The audit must document systems for proper identification and segregation of CRAU product from farm to package.
To meet the requirements of the CRAU standard, a poultry company must be audited through either the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP) or the USDA Quality System Assessment (QSA) Program, which are defined in the QAD 1001 and the QAD 1002 procedures, respectively. Either program ensures that the CRAU requirements are supported by a documented quality management system. To ensure conformance to the CRAU standard, audit reports are submitted to ARAC.
The following resources provide additional background on the accreditation process.
Current CRAU Programs
The following companies have USDA verified systems in conformance with the requirements of the CRAU program.