FACTA LLC and Frost PLLC have entered into a strategic association to help livestock and poultry producers and food processors in their animal welfare auditing and assurance, according to an announcement.
The association's goal is to assure customers and consumers that producers and processors are following the best possible practices for animal care and well-being and that those practices are being independently verified, the announcement said.
FACTA -- Farm Animal Care Training & Auditing -- was established 10 years ago by Dr. John McGlone, an animal welfare specialist at Texas Tech University. It conducts independent, expert- and science-based animal care training and auditing.
Frost, founded in 1974, is an independent accounting firm that specializes in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to the agricultural industry, with clients in 48 states in the U.S. and in other countries around the world.