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GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

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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:

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

PR.GM.a Key

Standards

Production of any Genetically Modified crops must comply with legal requirements

  • Records of GM status and variety grown

PR.GM.b

Standards

It is recommended that suppliers inform all potential customers of any developments including trials relating to the use or production of products derived from genetic modification and the use of GM cultivars is agreed with individual customers prior to planting

PR.GM.c

Standards

GM crops or other GM material must not be stored with other crops unless they are separated by a rigid physical barrier

How you will be measured

  • Animal feed may contain GM material and is therefore stored separately from crops

PR.GM.d

Standards

If GM and non-GM crops are mixed in storage the whole bulk must be regarded as Genetically Modified and labelled as such

PR.GM.e

Standards

The Code of Practice on the Provision of Information Relating to Genetically Modified Crops must be adhered to