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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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Aim:

Microbiological Analysis

4.12

Standards

Sampling and testing schedules for microbiological analysis must be the responsibility of the designated ‘Quality Manager’.

4.12.1

Standards

Participants must be able to demonstrate that the level of microbiological sampling and testing carried out will ensure the safety of any feed ingredients supplied.