Third Party Auditors

Certifur Canada is science based and evaluates animal welfare on mink farms using a third-party auditing system. NSF International – one of the world’s leading verification bodies with agriculture - conducts all Certifur Canada mink farm audits. The role of the third-party auditor is crucial in verifying that Certifur Canada criteria are met on the farm and identifying any gaps. Evidence that Certifur requirements are met include:
  • Observation of the animals and pens
  • Walkabout on the farm
  • Review of written procedures
  • Review of farm records
  • Interviews with the farm manager and employees
Certifur Canada audits are carried out every 15-18 months (during a rotation of production phases) in order to maintain certification.