Due to the tremendous growth in our audits and assessment business, Validus has sold a major portion of the auditing division to IMI Global, (DBA: Where Food Comes From), a leading provider of verification and internet solutions for the agriculture industry.
IMI Global has formed a new company, Validus Verification Services, LLC, (VVS) to handle the auditing work. Earl Dotson will serve as CEO of the new company and the administrative and on-farm auditing staff will remain in place. In addition, we will continue to office out of the current Validus location in Urbandale, IA.
We are extremely excited about the opportunity to pool resources and expertise with IMI Global. The tremendous synergies between our companies will allow us to expand our on-farm auditing services and add value to our customer base. VVS will be the largest on-farm animal welfare verification company in the U.S. with expertise in beef, pork, poultry, dairy, organic and humane handling. By combining our resources, we believe we can deliver an enhanced set of services that add greater value to our clients and further our goal of bringing true transparency to the food industry that consumers are demanding.
The consulting and training services Validus currently provides to clients will be under a new company name, Praedium Ventures, LLC. Again, Earl Dotson will remain as President/CEO of Praedium and the staff will remain in place. Our clients should not see any changes to the quality and timeliness of service provided; we are just operating under new names.
Both Validus Verification Services and Praedium Ventures remain committed to helping the world feel good about farming.
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Validus is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company dedicated to socially responsible practices in on-farm production. We offer comprehensive, proven assessments and certifications that bring socially-responsible, scientifically-based, and economically-viable solutions to on-farm operations.
Selecting an on-farm auditor
Ask yourself the following questions before you make your decision:
- Is the auditing firm truly an objective third party?
- Is the auditing firm credible?
- Is their expertise on-farm?
- Will they come to your defense when you are under attack?
- Are their auditors ISO trained?
Validus may not be the least expensive auditing firm, but we are the experts in on-farm work with credentials that are second to none.
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