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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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Sampling

4.9

Standards

Sampling schedules must be the responsibility of the designated ‘Quality Manager’. Details of the location, method and frequencies for sampling must be documented and appropriate for oilseeds and oilseed meal.

4.9.1

Standards

All raw materials and feed ingredients must be subject to a sampling regime. Sampling techniques and frequencies must be adequate to ensure true representation of any feed ingredients supplied.

4.9.2

Standards

The sampling regime must be appropriate to the volume of oilseeds and oilseed meal concerned.

4.9.3

Standards

Samples of both oilseeds and oilseed meal must be retained for a minimum period of three months, unless risk assessment studies show that shorter periods are sufficient or longer periods required.

4.9.4

Standards

Samples must be kept in appropriate, air-tight containers and labelled in such a way as to assist traceability

4.9.5

Standards

Storage conditions for samples must be such that deterioration is minimised

4.9.6

Standards

Disposal of samples must be controlled under formal procedures and where they are incorporated back into oilseed meal, this must not create any potential hazard.