Our AW Broiler, Turkey and Swine Audits are PAACO certified as a base line but they exceed all of PAACO’s standards. Examples of PAACO’s standards can be found on the link at the bottom of this page.


FACTA (PAACO Certified) AW Broiler, Turkey and Swine Audits

FACTA’s third-party verification services use objective, science-based welfare standards and best management practices that serve to protect your reputation and increase your bottom line. In addition, our non-traditional assurance engagements are designed to meet the specific needs or our clients, whatever they may be. After initial internal audits are performed, FACTA fields carefully selected auditors with industry specific expertise to perform each third-party engagement with the highest standards of quality, ethics, objectivity, and independence. Major categories of the audits include:

  • Descriptors of the farm or plant (ex., location, type of facility, local situation)
  • Management
  • Food and Water
  • Buildings and Environment
  • Health
  • Transport and Handling


View our audit standards through the links below:

Broiler Audit Program

Broiler Audit Program – No Antibiotics 

Swine Audit Program

Turkey Audit Program

2018 FACTA Certified Broiler Tool and Standards

FACTA post-audit processes include:

  • The internal audit assessment
  • Report generated from FACTA (objective information, relevant industry data, professional judgment)
  • Quality control
  • Peer review
  • Final outcome letter



PAACO’s mission (Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization) is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of animal auditors, as well as the review and/or certification of animal audit instruments, assessments and programs. Animal welfare issues affect multiple segments of our animal and food industry. We must rely on allied groups to support the comprehensive animal care areas we serve. Learn more: http://www.animalauditor.org/certification.php



We are determined to provide the highest quality audit services, training, and technical certification which is exactly why operators, like you, rely on and place their trust in us.

Advanced Technology

FACTA only uses the most up to date technology and standards when it comes to animal welfare. That is why we developed our exclusive online training and certification programs.

Clear Communication

Clear communication is a must have in our line of business. The ultimate take away from out services is a wealth of critical information made available to management, animal caretakers, and consumers.


We value relationships with our clients, and our 40-year relationship to the financial and economic side of food production results in a deep understanding of your business.