USDA’s School Lunch program must now comply with the recently signed E.O. 13788

Buy American Act Certified

Buy American Act Certified

On April 18th, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order #13788 into effect reinforcing the Buy American Act and requiring the US government to start implementing more ‘Buy American and Hire American’ policies with additional scrutiny. This not only affects manufacturers/vendors that sell to the US government, but also farmers that supply produce to school districts, government facilities, and more. More specifically, the USDA’s School Lunch program must now comply with the recently signed EO by discontinuing waivers and preferring procurement from US Farmers.

With EO #13788 following its scheduled timeline, there is increasing pressure for the U.S. Government to implement more scrutinized procurement policies regarding the Buy American Act (BAA). Luckily, there is an easy solution for farmers to proactively meet and exceed increased procurement regulations.

Certified, Inc. is the international leader in Country of Origin verification and supply chain management, exceeding guidelines set by the Federal Trade Commissions for Made in, Service in, Product of, and Grown in USA Claims. Certified, Inc. is making it simple and affordable for businesses, farmers, and growers to comply. Certified, Inc. maintains a Managed Services Provider (MSP) platform using the latest technologies, such as hyperledger Blockchain, IBM’s Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Certified, Inc. is also an international Tier-1 UPC Code Database Provider with the capabilities of providing a PLU (Product Lookup) and UPC (Universal Product Code) designation along with GPS (Global Positioning Service) to a specific brand, business or farm to start the chain of custody. Certified uses its Blockchain, IoT and Verity technologies to trace produce from farm to table.

Consumers want to know the origin of their food, now the U.S. government is demanding it.

For a one-time registration and small monthly licensing fee, a farmer or producer can register their products and farms as well as obtain a unique PLU and UPC number:

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