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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:

INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT

PR.IM.a

Standards

Integrated Crop Management (ICM) must be in place to proactively manage crop production

How you will be measured

  • ICM is discussed with relevant staff, advisers and contractors
  • Consideration is given to all areas of good agricultural practice with an emphasis on optimising the use of PPPs and fertilisers and improved protection of the environment
  • As part of ICM an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan is documented and followed
  • IPM plan

PR.IM.b

Standards

Regular crop inspections must be undertaken and recorded

  • Crop inspection records/ diary notes

PR.IM.c

Standards

Relevant pests, diseases and weeds must be monitored regularly and recorded

How you will be measured

  • Recording is carried out directly or through participation in a relevant prediction programme
  • Documented thresholds with corresponding technical options are used where applicable, to avoid the routine application of PPPs
  • Records of pests, diseases and weeds on-farm