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Control of Monitoring and Measuring Devices

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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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Control of Monitoring and Measuring Devices

4.5

Standards

All inspection, measuring and test equipment used to confirm that oilseed meal meets specified feed safety requirements must be calibrated annually.

4.5.1

Standards

The participant must ensure that: i) Calibration acceptance criteria are defined. ii) Calibrated equipment is traceable to national standards or when this is not possible that the basis of the calibration is defined. iii) All relevant equipment is uniquely identified and traceable to calibration records. iv) The calibration frequency is defined.

4.5.2

Standards

If equipment is found to be performing outside acceptable calibration limits the participant must investigate the effect this will have on the conformity of any feed ingredients and take appropriate corrective action to recalibrate the equipment. Depending on the severity of the discrepancy and the nature of the test, the participant must be able to demonstrate that appropriate action has been taken (for example feed ingredient recall).

4.5.3

Standards

Records of the results of calibration and verification must be maintained.