Certification Bodies

Certification of beef producers and primary processors to the applicable CRSB Standard is completed by an approved Certification Bod Users seeking certification may choose the Certification Body of their choice, depending what is most appropriate for their individual operation.  Available Certification Bodies are listed with contact information linked below.

The CRSB's Oversight Body, NSF International, assesses and reviews certification bodies interested in delivering certification services on behalf of the CRSB. NSF International provides third party oversight of the CRSB's Framework.

Click here to view Requirements for Certification Bodies. 

If you are interested in becoming a Certification Body, please contact the CRSB.


CRSB-Approved Certification Bodies 

For Certification to the Sustainable Beef Production Standard:



Verified Beef Production Plus

Click here to find a Provincial Coordinator in your area.

Where Food Comes From Where Food Comes From, Inc.*

*The National Cattle Feeders’ Association “Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment” program (CFACAP) is recognized by CRSB with equivalency to the Animal Health and Welfare indicators in the Sustainable Beef Production Standard. Now Canadian feedlot producers can receive certification to both CRSB’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard and PAACO at the same time via a combined audit by Where Food Comes From. For more information, visit the CFACAP website.

Contact Doug Stanton @ 866.395.5883.


For Certification to the Sustainable Beef Processing Standard:


Where Food Comes From

Where Food Comes From, Inc.

Contact Doug Stanton @ 866.395.5883.


For Chain of Custody Certification:


IMI Global logo

IMI Global, a division of Where Foods Comes From, Inc.

Contact Doug Stanton @ 866.395.5883.


Reasonable measures shall be put in place to maintain impartiality in the certification and audit process, to mitigate real or perceived bias or conflict of interest.

Certification Bodies shall have a documented procedure for identifying, assessing and mitigating real or perceived conflicts of interest between the Certification Body, its employees and its Auditors, and any Client, and are ultimately responsible for mitigating conflicts of interest. The CRSB's Certified Sustainable Beef Framework Committee is responsible for managing conflicts that cannot be addressed by the Certification Body.  

CRSB Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines