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We provide customized audit programs to meet licensor stated requirements of licensees. Audits typically include the following components:
License Compliance and Stewardship to confirm Licensee's compliance with license agreement provisions including production and distribution contracts, seed bag labeling and trademark use.
Trait and Germplasm Royalty Evaluation to determine the accuracy of the sales reporting. PAS provides details for account adjustments where applicable.
Quality Assurance Evaluation to address Licensee's processes and procedures for testing, field inspections and seed sample retention.
Quality Management Systems and Stewardship Audits
Globally, we assist companies implement their Quality Management Systems in order to support conformance with company goals, industry standards, and compliance with Regulatory requirements.
PAS has a team of auditors on staff currently certified to perform Excellence Through Stewardship Audits. We have performed these audits in the US and Globally since the program's introduction. Our auditors possess the understanding of various Quality Management System programs including ISO9001 and HACCP as well as an appreciation and understanding of seed technology. This combination provides for an efficient and effective audit.
Grower and Customer Surveys
Our staff provides telephone survey services to clients. Our surveys have obtained information from customers such as product performance, complaint follow up, claim verification among others.
Identity Preserved and Grain Channeling Services
We provide support for Regulated and Channeled production for both seed and grain by providing the following services:
Site Selection and Field Mapping
Material Movement Tracking
Planter/Combine and Equipment Cleanout
Field and Isolation Inspections
Bin Evaluations and Inspections
Grower Support and Compliance Education
Real-time database support for field activities
For our clients we provide IRM Assessments in order to collect the necessary information required to identify refuge planting compliance levels in the United States. These assessments are a component of the EPA-mandated compliance assurance monitoring program.
Intellectual Property Support
PAS supports the seed industry efforts to educate and enforce intellectual property to further enhance seed innovation. We assist innovators with audits to help ensure proper protocols are in place and adhered to for the long term security of their investment in seed technology.
Agricultural Training and Consulting
Training programs for all aspects of seed production:
Quality Management Systems
Dealer/Retail audits verify accuracy of reported grower and sales data. Auditors will review the proper application of commercial stewardship requirements such as grower licenseing, and insect resistance management education among others.
Field Trial Services
PAS provides our clients with field trial services to support their early research activities as well as evaluate their commercial products. Our services include:
Marketing and sales support trials.
Our modern field demonstration center provides our clients with a comfortable facility to bring customers and stakeholders. These facilities include modern bathrooms, workstations, and a conference room with AV equipment for presentations. Facility options are also available for early generation material needs such as secured and segregated storage as well as climate controlled areas.
Staff with experience with regulated field trails.
Our facility is well located to meet early generation isolation requirements.
Special Audit Programs
We conduct special audits when requested by clients. Each audit is customized to meet the focus of the client and to accurately detect problem areas.
Field Inspection Programs
We provide experienced and knowledgeable field inspectors for seed production fields. These inspections provide insight to expected harvest yields and can identify potential issues so preventive measures can be taken for a successful harvest.
PAS has experience with a wide range of services for the Agricultural and Biotechnology industry. These are some of the other services we provide the industry:
Physical inventory counts
Regulated Trial Inspections
Auditor Training (US and International)
Audit and Inspection Program Development (US and International)