Definitions for "Identity Preservation"
a system for securing supplies of unmodified crops for the food industry. It involves ordering the crop in advance and "protecting" it until it reaches the food manufacturer's factory
The segregation of one crop type from another at every stage from production and processing to distribution. This process is usually performed through audits and site visits and provides independent third-party verification of the segregation.
Identity preservation in agricultural production involves maintaining the unique traits or quality characteristics of a crop right from seed through transportation, handling until processing (Canadian Grain Commission, May 17, 2004 [online]).