Benefits to Processors

  • Distinction as a Red Seal Certified member (the Red Seal program is only available to DFA member companies)
  • Demonstrates to your customer food safety excellence as verified by a third party
  • Demonstrates product uniformity as compared to industry standards for product lot averaging according to USDA grading standards.
  • Directly addresses all food safety and product quality contract requirements as requested by the buyer in the form of a single third-party Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each lot shipment.
  • Agreed-upon contracts between the buyer and packer for Red Seal certified products are not eligible for arbitration according to the DFA Terms & Conditions.

Ready to Get Started?

Learn about the first steps here. If you have any questions, get in touch and we’ll guide you through the process.