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Title: Application of Forensic Wood Science to Supply Chain Integrity and Product Claim Verification: Fiber-Testing Wood Products Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4714-029. Madison, WI: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory,

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has more than 456 million acres (nearly 714,000 square miles, or an area almost the size of the American Midwest) certified to its standards in 80 countries, and FSC-certified wood products can be found in trade across the world, with more than 40,000 forest products companies participating in their certification system. To improve its quality control measures and enhance its supply chain integrity, FSC has partnered with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop and apply forensic wood scientific approaches to product claim verification and supply chain integrity within their forest product certification program.

Keywords: certification; fiber testing; wood identification; forensic wood science; supply chain integrity; FSC; Forest Stewardship Council

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 243 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/13/2016
RITS Product ID: 79184

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