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TRACEABILITY AND ASSURANCE STATUS

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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:

TRACEABILITY AND ASSURANCE STATUS

PR.TI.a Key

Standards

Systems must be in place that deliver traceability of product throughout the operation

How you will be measured

  • Product identification/ coding throughout the operation
  • Identification/ coding provides traceability to field, orchard, glasshouse and growing house (including polytunnels), storage
  • Traceability records

PR.TI.b

Standards

Records of bought-in seeds or plants must be kept

How you will be measured

ALL CROP CATEGORIES

  • Records detail:
    • suppliers
    • variety names
    • purity
    • germination rates
    • batch numbers

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR CAT 0

  • Microbiological testing certificates for seed

ALL CROP CATEGORIES

  • Seed/ plant traceability records

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR CAT 0

  • Microbiological testing certificates

PR.TI.c

Standards

Systems must be tested annually to ensure the traceability system is effective

How you will be measured

Records of a product traceability check:

  • records include details of the product looked at and include all the paperwork for that production from seed to farm-gate/ dispatch
  • paperwork for the product traceability check demonstrate that the traceability system is effective
  • where the traceability check shows that improvements to the system are required there is evidence that the improvements have been implemented
  • (Added January 2018) quantities whether produced, stored or purchased for assured (and where applicable) non-assured products are recorded. These volumes are then balanced against out-going quantities and waste to produce a final or ‘mass balance’
  • Product traceability check records
  • (Added January 2018) Mass balance calculations