Commercial Audits

Last Updated: October 28, 2022
Man inspecting food

​Commercial food, bottled water, and ice production facilities wishing to sell their products to the DoD are inspected by U.S. Army Veterinary Services personnel to verify compliance with regulatory, industry, and DoD requirements. If the commercial food production facility passes the audit, the facility is placed on the Worldwide Directory of Sanitarily Approved Food Establishments for Armed Forces Procurement for specific food products that DoD wants to buy. Appropriated and non-appropriated DoD food, bottled water, and ice purchasing facilities use the Worldwide Directory to ensure that the food fed to U.S. Service members and their families is safe.