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BREEDER LAYER EGGS

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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

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BREEDER LAYER EGGS

CL.BE.1

Standards

It is recommended that eggs are collected using an automated nest box system.

CL.BE.2

Standards

Egg collecting staff must sanitise their hands prior to handling eggs and between handling floor eggs and nest eggs.

CL.BE.3

Standards

All eggs found to be cracked, defective or dirty must be identified and rejected. These eggs must be kept separate from clean eggs.

CL.BE.4

Standards

Eggs must be collected at minimum frequencies.

How you will be measured

CL.BE.4.a

In rollaway systems eggs are collected once per day.

CL.BE.4.b

In other systems eggs are collected twice per day.

CL.BE.4.c

Floor eggs are collected three times a day.

CL.BE.5

Standards

All eggs selected for hatching must be placed in clean, dry trays and placed into suitable storage rooms as soon as possible.

How you will be measured

CL.BE.5.a

Storage rooms are no more than 21°C.

CL.BE.6

Standards

Hatching eggs must be marked with a black mark using an indelible pen.

CL.BE.7

Standards

Each trolley must be marked with the breeder farm and date laid.

CL.BE.8

Standards

Egg collection records must be kept.

How you will be measured

CL.BE.8.a

Egg collection records are kept for 3 years and include the following details: - quantities collected - quantity of floor eggs - number of reject eggs

Egg collection records