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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:

STORAGE

CR.ST.1 Key

Standards

All equipment which comes into contact with grain must be thoroughly cleaned prior to use. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.1.a

All equipment is clean and dry before use.

CR.ST.1.b

Trailers and/or loading buckets that have been used to move/transport FYM or similar materials are cleaned, power washed, sanitised with a combined food grade detergent/disinfectant and are dry before use.

CR.ST.2 Key

Standards

The condition of crops must be determined as they go into store and an assessment made of storage and conditioning requirements. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.2.a

The AHDB Grain Storage Guide is followed.

CR.ST.2.b

The Safe Storage Calculator, or equivalent, has been used.

AHDB Grain Storage Guide

CR.ST.3 Key

Standards

The condition of stored crops must be monitored. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.3.a

Monitoring timeline is outlined by your storage strategy.

CR.ST.3.b

Any temperature rises, identified during monitoring, are investigated and action taken.

CR.ST.3.c

Any water ingress, identified during monitoring, is investigated and action taken.

CR.ST.3.d

Records are kept of:- temperature- moisture- dates of all checks- follow-up action taken

Grain storage records

CR.ST.4

Standards

Moisture meters and temperature probes must be calibrated annually and records kept.

Calibration records

CR.ST.5 Key

Standards

Insect traps must be used in stored crops. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.5.a

Insect traps are monitored in line with the timeline outlined by your storage strategy.

CR.ST.5.b

Records are kept of:- dates of checks- insect activity- follow-up action taken

CR.ST.6

Standards

Drying equipment must be regularly maintained.

Maintenance records

CR.ST.7

Standards

Drying equipment must be operated in line with manufacturer’s instructions in a manner that prevents contamination.

How you will be measured

CR.ST.7.a

Fuel used in oil-fired driers meets commercial BSi or ISDN/ISO fuel standards.

CR.ST.7.b

Waste oil is not used.
  • Operator manual
  • Fuel purchase records

CR.ST.8 Key

Standards

Walls, floors and horizontal surfaces within storage, holding or reception facilities must be clean prior to use. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.8.a

There are no diesel or hydraulic fuel residues.

CR.ST.8.b

Insect trapping is carried out before use to ensure cleaning operations have been successful.

CR.ST.8.c

Where old crop remains in store, the store is cleaned without effecting the crop which remains in store.

Store cleaning records

CR.ST.9 Key

Standards

If livestock buildings are intended for use as crop storage or temporary holding facilities they must be thoroughly cleaned, power washed and sanitised with a combined food grade detergent/disinfectant and left to dry before use. (Revised)

Store cleaning records

CR.ST.10

Standards

Stores must be inspected immediately prior to use.

How you will be measured

CR.ST.10.a

Store cleanliness is checked.

CR.ST.11 Key

Standards

Buildings must be weatherproof.

How you will be measured

CR.ST.11.a

No ingress of water.

CR.ST.12 Key

Standards

Controls must be in place to protect crops from contamination with any broken glass or hard plastic. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.12.a

Where glass and hard plastics cannot be covered regular checks are made to ensure there is no damage.

CR.ST.13

Standards

Loading areas outside crop storage must be maintained in a clean and well drained condition.

How you will be measured

CR.ST.13.a

No contamination of crops during loading.

CR.ST.14 Key

Standards

Temporary stores can only be used for the storage of crops until the 31st October. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.14.a

In exceptional circumstances, where this date cannot be met, a derogation has been sought and received from your Certification Body.
  • Derogation from CB
  • Record to show all grain moved from temporary store by 31st October

CR.ST.15 Key

Standards

The roofs, floors and walls of temporary stores must be of a suitable construction which prevents crops becoming contaminated with earth, stones or debris. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.15.a

Bitumen is not used for new floors or as a filler.

CR.ST.15.b

Oilseeds do not come into contact with bitumen.

CR.ST.15.c

Flooring must be solid with no deterioration which leads to stored crops being contaminated with loose flooring material.

CR.ST.16 Key

Standards

Buildings must have suitable and solid roofs, floors, walls and doors.

How you will be measured

CR.ST.16.a

No ingress of rodents or birds.

CR.ST.16.b

Bitumen is not used as a new floor or as a filler.

CR.ST.16.c

Oilseeds do not come into contact with bitumen.

CR.ST.16.d

No deterioration of flooring leading to stored crops being contaminated with loose flooring material.

CR.ST.17 Key

Standards

The holding of grain outside must only occur in exceptional circumstances, for a maximum of five days. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.17.a

Grain is kept on a clean concrete base or other sealed/impervious surface.

CR.ST.17.b

Grain is covered when not being worked.

CR.ST.17.c

Records are kept of:- the reason for grain being held outside - the condition of grain- the length of time grain was held outside (dates and times)

CR.ST.17.d

If outside holding of grain needs to be extended for more than five days, a derogation is sought from the Certification Body.
  • Outside holding records
  • Derogation from CB

CR.ST.18

Standards

GM crops or other GM material must not be stored with non-GM crops unless separated by a rigid physical barrier.

CR.ST.19

Standards

Treated seed must not contaminate stored grain. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.ST.19.a

This is achieved through secure segregation/a rigid physical barrier/separated by a distance of at least 3m.

CR.ST.19.b

PPP treated seed is not stored loose in a grain store containing grain.