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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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Undesirable Substances



In addition to sampling and testing required to establish other analyses, evidence must be available to show that oilseeds meet acceptable, and if applicable, statutory standards for levels of undesirable substances such as mycotoxins, dioxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues. The producer’s risk assessment must evaluate the potential hazards arising from naturally occurring toxins (see AFS Combinable Crops Standard 6.18).