What is a Spot Audit?
Spot audits will be conducted to ensure the integrity of the auditing process. Certified Production Sites will be randomly audited by a QVMO. The QVMO will conduct an audit and document the findings on an official audit form at no charge to the producer. The completed audit form will be submitted to APHIS. If approved, APHIS will grant continuation of the Certified status. Spot audits will also be conducted by a QVMO due to detection of a positive test result during validation of the certification program by testing slaughter swine as described in the Program Standards.