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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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Aim:

FALLEN STOCK

PG.FS.1

Standards

Fallen stock must be removed from housing/pens/fields.

How you will be measured

PG.FS.1.a

Evidence that checks for fallen stock are regularly conducted and any found are promptly removed.

PG.FS.2 Key

Standards

Fallen stock must be stored securely and in a manner that minimises the risk of contamination. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.FS.2.a

Fallen stock is stored in a manner that prevents access by vermin and other animals and ensures any effluent is contained.

PG.FS.2.b

Containers are used to store fallen stock and containers are locked unless empty.

PG.FS.2.c

Where it is not possible to store fallen adult breeding stock in a container a dedicated area within a building, locked when unattended, may be used.

PG.FS.2.d

Where an incinerator is used as storage, additional storage facilities are available for when the incinerator is running and/or malfunctional.

PG.FS.2.1

Standards

It is recommended that fallen stock are marked with indelible dye when placed into fallen stock storage. (New)

PG.FS.3

Standards

Carcasses must be disposed of correctly either by a licenced collector or by approved on-farm incineration.

How you will be measured

PG.FS.3.a

Carcasses disposed of before they present an infestation/health risk.

PG.FS.3.b

Carcasses collected by or taken to a licensed fallen stock collector.

PG.FS.3.c

No evidence of carcasses being disposed of by burning or burying (other than by incineration).

PG.FS.3.d

On-farm incinerators are covered by species approval document issued by the relevant competent authority.

PG.FS.3.e

Incinerator is serviced annually by manufacturer or competent person and written confirmation is provided to show incinerator continues to operate in accordance with manufacturer’s standards.

PG.FS.3.f

Ash from incinerator is disposed of by mixing with manure and spreading on agricultural land and is covered by an exemption from the Environment Agency.

PG.FS.3.g

Collection records are kept for 2 years.
  • APHA/DAERA Incinerator Approval
  • Incinerator service report
  • Collection records