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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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Livestock Health monitoring



Where cold crush oilseed processing takes place on a site where livestock are kept, there must be a regular herd health monitoring system* carried out by a veterinary practitioner at intervals advised by the practitioner, with special attention to salmonella and to any easily transmissible diseases related to both human and animal health. Records of this monitoring must be kept. *Note: Members of farm assurance schemes covering livestock production can use existing documentation such as Herd Health Plans or Flock Health Plans as part of evidence of a regular herd health monitoring system