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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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Testing Laboratories



The methods of analysis employed in laboratories must be appropriate for oilseeds and oilseed meal being tested



The effectiveness of testing laboratories must be regularly reviewed and approved by one or more of the following methods: i) Accreditation by a nationally recognised accreditation authority according to EN-ISO-17025 for the test under consideration. ii) Validation by participating in relevant ring tests. iii) Validation by other recognised means or comparison with results of a recognised laboratory with verified quality control procedures.