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CHOICE OF VARIETY OF ROOTSTOCK AND PLANT HEALTH CERTIFICATION

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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

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Where to find help – at the end of each section we have indicated where you can get extra guidance if you need it.

Cropping Categories Fresh Produce

Category 0
Those you can eat raw and have a significant risk or history of pathogen contamination.

Category 1
Those you can eat raw and which do not have a protective skin that is removed before eating; they may also have a significant risk or history of pathogen contamination.

Category 2
Those you can eat raw and which either have protective skin or grow clear of the ground, or that have no history of pathogen contamination.

Category 3
Those that the customer always cooks.

An up-to-date list of the crop categories can be found on the Red Tractor website.

Aim:

CHOICE OF VARIETY OF ROOTSTOCK AND PLANT HEALTH CERTIFICATION

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Standards

Plant health quality control systems must be in place for all seeds, nursery stock and young plants

How you will be measured

  • Pest and disease monitoring is recorded for seeds, nursery stock and young plants that are bought-in and produced in-house
  • Quality certificate
  • Pest and disease monitoring records

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Standards

It is recommended that there is an awareness of the importance of effective crop husbandry in relation to 'mother crops' where beneficial results may be experienced in the subsequent crop

How you will be measured

  • For example, the production of seed potatoes, strawberries