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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:

POST

PR.HT.a Key

Standards

Post-harvest treatments must only be used where there is no alternative to ensure the quality of product

PR.HT.b

Standards

Post-harvest treatment applications must be recorded

How you will be measured

  • Records include, as a minimum:
    • reason for treatment
    • product name, batch and active ingredient
    • type of treatment and quantity used
    • operator name and application machinery used
    • location
    • date of application
  • Post-harvest treatment records

PR.HT.c Key

Standards

Post-harvest PPP application records must be linked to consignments leaving the production/ storage sites so that the labelled interval between treatment and consumption can be adhered to

PR.HT.d

Standards

Systems must be in place to ensure that post-harvest treatments do not contaminate other products/ crops

How you will be measured

  • Awareness of possible contamination risks
  • Controls are in place where risks of cross-contamination have been identified