BQMS recognition of Illinois crop improvementBQMS recognition of Illinois crop improvement
Preserving and ensuring integrity of seeds and plants is no small achievement as the Illinois Crop Improvement Association, Inc. was recognized by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Biotechnology Regulatory Services (APHIS/BRS) for its voluntary establishment of a Biotechnology Quality Management System (BQMS).
November 27, 2013
The Illinois Crop Improvement Association, Inc., was recognized by USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Biotechnology Regulatory Services (APHIS/BRS) for its voluntary establishment of a Biotechnology Quality Management System (BQMS) to enhance compliance with the regulatory requirements for certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
It is no small achievement and we are proud to have passed the BQMS audit," said Doug Miller, CEO, Illinois Crop. Preserving and assuring the integrity of seeds, plants and information is what we do."
By voluntarily adopting a BQMS, the organization improved the management of regulated imports, interstate movements and field releases through the establishment of document and record control, effective training and continuous improvement. The primary goal is to proactively facilitate compliance with APHIS regulations. Each organizations BQMS has been verified through third-party audits as conforming to the BQMS Program Audit Standard.
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