|ICIA Identity Preserved (IP) Programs|
ICIA's IP program is an extension of the identification and tracking service provided through its seed certification and QA programs. The identity of a crop is maintained beyond the seed through commercial production in quantities required to meet the end-user's needs.
Indiana Crop's IP programs comply with the general Identity Preserved guidelines for Certified IP products adopted and maintained by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). The IP logo is an AOSCA trademark used by all member agencies around the world.
ICIA tailors identity-preserved services to meet specific needs. It can, for example, verify that the variety in a field is the variety specified; inspect fields to determine and report on crop conditions; identify and specify the amount of any crop contaminants, estimate yield, etc. It can also verify, through inspections and auditing, the integrity of a product through a particular process - such as tracing a Non-GMO raw material through a food plant.
IP programs may involve field inspections, seed lab testing, bin inspections, auditing and issuance of specific labels or certificates. All programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of the customer. ICIA then provides auditing and other services necessary to validate the customer's quality plan is being followed.
The key to the IP programs offered by ICIA is the flexibility to develop a plan to fit the exact needs of the customer who is meeting the needs of their customers.