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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:

Inspection

4.8

Standards

Participants must have inspection regimes in place that ensure the safety of all raw materials on arrival (if appropriate) and oilseed meal on despatch. Inspections must include, as appropriate, assessment of: i) Colour ii) Physical form iii) Odour iv) Contamination by insect pests, droppings and other extraneous matter v) Mould vi) Excessive damage vii) Compliance with specification