1 Integrated Farm Assurance LIVESTOCK BASE Control Points and Compliance Criteria 4.0 Edition 4.0-1_FEB2012 Valid from: 1 March 2011 Obligatory from: 1 January 2012
2 Page: 2 of 23 CONTENTS SECTION LB LIVESTOCK BASE LB 1 LB 2 LB 3 LB 4 LB 5 LB 6 LB 7 LB 8 LB 9 SITE WORKER HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE LIVESTOCK SOURCING, IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY LIVESTOCK FEED AND WATER LIVESTOCK HOUSING AND FACILITIES LIVESTOCK HEALTH MEDICINES FALLEN STOCK DISPOSAL LIVESTOCK DISPATCH
3 Page: 3 of 23 LB LIVESTOCK BASE This section sets out the general principles of good practice which apply to all livestock enterprises. In addition specific requirements recognizing the special needs of different types of livestock and different types of production system are set out in individual, enterprise-specific sections of this standard. LB 1 SITE This section is intended to ensure that the land, buildings and facilities are properly managed to ensure the safe rearing of livestock and protection of the environment. LB 1.1 General LB Are farms and other facilities suitable for the intended purpose, maintained in good repair and used so as to achieve the objectives of this standard? There must be a visual assessment to make sure that the facilities are suitable for the intended purpose, maintained and in good repair. This includes assessment of the premises (e.g. soil structure drainage and climate for outdoor livestock water and feed equipment suitable for stock and type. No N/A. LB Are soil maps for the farm drawn up to aid the planning of rotations and to assist in the proper and optimal use of Plant Protection Products (PPP), fertilizers and organic manure for farms producing forage for own consumption and open air livestock production? Maps showing soil types and organic fertilizer and PPP application schedules (where applicable) should be available. N/A on farms that do not produce forage or that do not house livestock year round. LB Are all electrical installations at mains voltage inaccessible to stock, protected and earthed properly? Visual assessment. No N/A unless no electricity. LB LB LB Are all electrical installations undertaken by a qualified electrician and appropriate records kept? Are electric fences, where used, managed so as to cause only momentary discomfort? Are only paints, preservatives, disinfectants and other chemical compounds that are approved by the respective regulatory authority and are suitable for use with livestock used on surfaces accessible to livestock? Records/invoices denoting membership of the electrician to associations, guilds etc should be available. Simple subsequent electrical fixture replacements (e.g. plugs, light bulbs, etc.) can be done by the farmer if he demonstrates competence at interview. Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. N/A where no electric fences. Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. Inspect invoices, containers, and data sheets.
4 Page: 4 of 23 LB Are all paints, preservatives, disinfectants and other chemical compounds stored away from livestock and feed to prevent contamination? Visual assessment. No N/A. LB Does the farm have formal agreement with third parties for the utilization of excess farm produced animal waste in accordance with national legislation or accepted codes of practice? Record must be available to comply with the requirements of the control point. LB 1.2 Pest Control LB Are all entry points to buildings or equipment that may come in contact with them suitably protected to prevent, whenever practically possible, the ingress of rodents and birds? Visual assessment. No N/A unless extensive production situations. LB Are there site plans with bait points and/or traps? Site plan showing bait points and/or traps must exist. No N/A unless extensive production situations. LB Are baits placed in such a manner that non-target species do not have access? Visual observation. Non-targeted species must not have access to the bait. No N/A unless extensive production situations. LB Are detailed records of pest control inspections and necessary actions taken and kept? Records of pest control inspections and follow up action plan(s) are available. The farmer can have his own records. Inspections must take place whenever evidence of pests present. In case of vermin, there must be a contact number or evidence of in-house capability to control pests. LB 1.3 Machinery and Equipment Hygiene LB LB LB Are lorries/trucks and trailers carrying crops or stock feed clean and fit for the purpose of carrying raw materials entering into the food chain, with particular care given to the cleanliness of dual purpose trailers to prevent contamination? Are all bulk loaders used for loading crops or stock feed cleaned prior to use, with particular care given to the cleanliness of dual purpose loaders, to prevent contamination? Is crop or forage conditioning equipment serviced and cleaned in accordance with manufacturers instructions and are records maintained? Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview and visual assessment of transport vehicles. Type of cleaning must be appropriate to clean what was being previously transported. No N/A unless no supplement feeding of livestock on farm. Visual assessments that bulk loaders are kept in a clean, dry and fit state to avoid harm to the goods being carried inside. Records must be available, together with manufacturers instructions. N/A if no relevant equipment.
5 Page: 5 of 23 LB 2 WORKER HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE LB 2.1 LB 2.2 LB 3 A well-trained workforce is a skilled and responsible workforce. Are all workers aware of the contingency procedures relevant to their enterprise in the event of emergencies, which pose a threat to human health, food safety or livestock health and welfare? Are workers informed on their duty to inform medical practitioner about their occupation with livestock production when requiring hospital or clinical treatment? LIVESTOCK SOURCING, IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY Livestock identification systems are in place according to local or national requirements. Workers must demonstrate awareness at interview on how to act in case of emergency with regard to human health, food safety, livestock health and welfare, including procedures to cover the event of failure of the feed or water supply. Should worker of intensive livestock production systems require hospital or clinical treatment, then they should promptly inform the appropriate medical practitioner on time about their occupation with and their possibly increased risk from bacteria such as MRSA (Methicillin- Resistant-Staphylococcus-Aureus) and ESBL (Extended-Spectrum- Beta-Lactamase). Workers to show awareness on interview. LB 3.1 Do all farms with livestock enterprises maintain a movement record? A visual inspection of a sample of records confirms that at least the following are recorded: Date moved to/from farm; Numbers moved; Identification marks (tags/chips/tattoos/batch ID); Address to or from which they have been moved. No N/A.
6 Page: 6 of 23 LB 3.2 Are procedures in place to ensure all livestock, have been born/hatched and reared on a GLOBALG.A.P. (or benchmarked scheme) assured farm or GLOBALG.A.P. assured PMU? Procedures including movement records (minimum 3 years; at first inspection 3 months) and GLOBALG.A.P. approved dispatch notes or equivalent document containing the same information (see GLOBALG.A.P. dispatch note guideline) must be in place, for cattle and sheep cross-reference (CS.1.1). For beef cattle a 60 days transition period and for sheep a 28 days transition period is applicable for bought in stock before it will be GLOBALG.A.P. approved stock. The transition period must be finalized before stock is sent for slaughter. Bought in cattle must proof by documentation that sanitary status and withdrawal times are in compliance with GLOBALG.A.P. requirements. For dairy, given that the annual replacement rate is higher than 20%, a 28 days transition period is required. For pigs the transition period for bought in piglets and weaners is 28 days. Cross check with PG 1.1 (Pigs) and PY 1.1 (Poultry). Records must provide address and assurance details of farm of origin. No N/A. LB 3.3 Is a written procedure for the production of certified and non-certified animals of the same species available and implemented? There must be a written procedure with clear guideline in place and implemented. The written procedures must: i) Prohibit a Production Management Unit (PMU) of one legal entity to accommodate certified and non-certified livestock of the same species; ii) Require clear separation of PMUs and permanent segregation of certified and non-certified livestock at all times; iii) Require that mixing and crossing of certified and non-certified animals are avoided; and iv) Require that certified and non-certified animals are segregated at loading for dispatch and during transport. N/A where exclusively GLOBALG.A.P. certified livestock is accommodated by all PMUs of the same legal entity. LB 3.4 Are all livestock individually identified, though not necessarily uniquely? All livestock must have individual or batch identification, depending on the livestock. Pigs and poultry may have batch ID. LB 3.5 LB 3.6 Are procedures in place to demonstrate full traceability of livestock back to farm of birth/hatching? Are all livestock uniquely identified (poultry and pigs may have batch ID) and are procedures in place to demonstrate full traceability back to farm of birth/hatching? Movement history from farm of birth/hatching is recorded, either individually or as a group. Pigs and poultry may have batch/house ID. Unique identification of individual livestock with movement history to farm of birth/hatching registered on a centralized database. Poultry and pigs may have batch/house ID.
7 Page: 7 of 23 LB 3.7 Is a mechanism of identification used to identify specific livestock or batches/houses of livestock requiring or having received treatment (for which there is a required period of withdrawal) at least until the withdrawal period has been completed? Assessment of mechanism. No N/A. Cross-reference with LB LB 3.8 Are all livestock accompanied by a dispatch note that meets the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard and national legal requirements when being transported? These dispatch notes are to be used on change of ownership and when transported for slaughter. GLOBALG.A.P. approval dispatch notes are correctly completed for all movements of livestock off the farm in the case of change of ownership and when transported for slaughter (see GLOBALG.A.P. dispatch note guideline), and evidence of compliance with any additional applicable legal requirements regarding dispatch of livestock. See Annex LB 1: Dispatch Note. No N/A. LB 4 LIVESTOCK FEED AND WATER Adequate, high quality feed and water supply support well-being, health, and development and help to ensure efficient production. LB 4.1 General Provisions for Feed and Water LB Does all livestock have access to sufficient clean water, including whilst at pasture? Sufficient clean water must be available, fouled drinking facilities must be cleaned. There must be a mechanism in place to ensure supplies in extreme weather/climates. N/A when water is available by open water sources. Cross check with PG 4.6 (Pigs) and PY 4.2 (Poultry).
8 Page: 8 of 23 LB Has compound feed been manufactured by, and obtained from, a source approved by GLOBALG.A.P.? Where compound feed is supplied by a company that is licensed with the relevant competent authority it must demonstrate that it complies with the requirements for quality assurance set by GLOBALG.A.P. The actual CFM production location where the feed is sourced from must be certified against the i) GLOBALG.A.P. CFM Standard or ii) A standard that has been successfully benchmarked against the GLOBALG.A.P. CFM Standard or iii) An ISO/IEC Guide 65 or ISO/IEC 17021:2006 accredited feed scheme, (*) within 12 months of the livestock producer's registration with GLOBALG.A.P. The compound feed production location must be registered in the GLOBALG.A.P. Database (by date of first farm audit) with a GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN) that will link it to the livestock producer. (*) ISO/IEC Guide 65 (same as EN 45011): General requirements for (certification) bodies operating PRODUCT certification system. ISO/IEC 17021:2006 (former EN 45012): Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. LB Are all home-mixers of feedstuffs registered with, or approved by, the relevant competent authority? Home-mixers must demonstrate registration (i.e. by conforming to EU Directive 95/69), or approval with the relevant competent authority. LB Are labels of the feedstuffs as evidence of feed origin and ingredient composition, kept by the farmer? Feedstuffs labels that cover the contents of the feed must be kept. Invoice number must be registered in the production database and this number is to be traced back to the feed batch information kept by the feed supplier when feedbag labels are not kept after feed consumption. No N/A unless no feedstuff supplied. LB Are all purchased feed materials stocked on farm traceable to the supplier? All feed materials stocked on farm are traceable to the supplier. No N/A. LB Are protein elements of diets only obtained from vegetables, milk, eggs or fish (fishmeal cannot be fed to ruminants)? Feed records demonstrate that only permitted sources are used. Labeling to this effect or a statement from the manufacturer stating the protein origin must be kept by the farmer as evidence. No N/A unless no feeding.
9 Page: 9 of 23 LB Did enterprises, which mix feed in their own machines, draw up a mixture protocol for the different mixtures? Detailed records show the percentage of the components. No N/A unless no mixing in own machinery. LB Do home-mixers source, from January 2012, only certified GLOBALG.A.P. combinable crops for mixing feed? All combinable crops (see crop list for Combinable Crops) sourced for mixing feed must be GLOBALG.A.P. (or equivalent) certified. No N/A unless no mixing in own machinery. LB Is fishmeal only from sustainable and traceable sources permitted? Feed records demonstrate only permitted sources used. Labeling to this effect or a statement from the manufacturer stating the fishmeal sustainability origin should be kept by the farmer as evidence. N/A where no feeding. LB Is there a procedure to deal with residues of medicated feed? If medicated feed was used, there must be a separate bin/compartment in which withdrawal ration is stored. LB Is there a procedure to ensure that feeding systems are cleaned regularly? Visual assessment and workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. LB Are there contingency procedures written down and implemented that cover the event of failure of the feed or water supply? Are all workers aware of these contingency procedures? There shall be written contingency procedures available and implemented to cover the event of failure of the feed or water supply, which are guarantee food and water within 24 hours of an emergency. LB 4.2 Feed Records LB Are documentary records (e.g. invoices) of feed suppliers from whom feed materials have been purchased available? Records, including the type of feed, quantity and date of delivery, are available for purchased feeds. No N/A unless no feeding. LB LB 4.3 Do documentary records of feed suppliers from whom compound feed and other animal feed material have been purchased include the ingredients? Storage and Provision of Animal Feeds Labels/invoices/statements specifying ingredients are available. No N/A unless no feeding OR if there are patent/intellectual property rights limitations. LB Is feed stored in conditions, which prevent deterioration and contamination? Feed must be stored separated by type and in conditions, which prevent deterioration and contamination. LB Are all feeding systems receptacles, bins and lorries cleaned regularly? Visual assessment of feeding systems, receptacles, bins, lorries and records if available and workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. Receptacles, bins once a year. No N/A.
10 Page: 10 of 23 LB Do all farms take precautions to control rodents and pests and to prevent the contamination of feed (including forage where possible) by domestic animals? Absence of rodents and other pests and exclusion of domestic animals from feed (including forage where possible) stores. No N/A. LB Are medicated feeds kept in separate, clearly labeled and identified bulk storage or bags? Visual inspection to ensure no cross-contamination between medicated and non-medicated feed. Clear labeling/identification. No N/A unless no feeding. LB Is specific feed such as medicated feed or feed that is intended for different species clearly identified and kept separately? Identification and segregation of feedstuffs for different species and types of feed. No N/A unless no feeding. LB Is there a written feeding plan available? A feeding plan should be available showing which feeds are supplied to the animals bearing in mind the different ages, the production type and the production status. LB 5 LIVESTOCK HOUSING AND FACILITIES Protection of the animals against adverse weather conditions supports well-being and avoids infectious diseases. Housing must be appropriate for the livestock kept and be maintained in good, clean condition. LB 5.1 Is the floor space of sufficient size to allow appropriate stocking densities? Visual inspection of stock and records of stocking density. Cross check with PG (Pig), PY 5.2 (Poultry). No N/A unless no housing. LB 5.2 Is ventilation (whether natural or artificial) effective and appropriate to the livestock type to maintain a suitable temperature, atmosphere and to prevent condensation? Visual inspection. Cross check with PG 5.2 (Pigs) and PY 5.3 (Poultry). No N/A unless no housing. LB 5.3 Is housing capable of being maintained in a clean and hygienic condition? Visual inspection. Cross check with PG 9 (Pigs) and PY 9.2 (Poultry). No N/A unless no housing. LB 5.4 Are floors maintained so as to avoid slippage and to prevent stress to animals? Visual inspection. There must be no chance of injuries or abnormal behavior as a result of floor condition. No N/A unless no housing. LB 5.5 Is lighting inside buildings permanently available? Visual inspection, and verify lighting exists and operates correctly. No N/A unless no housing. LB 5.6 LB 5.7 Are all housing, races and enclosures free from sharp projections, corners, broken rails or machinery that may cause stock to injure themselves? Do all stock must have visual contact with one another, including young animals, except for justified situations (i.e. sick pens, etc.)? Visual inspection. Visual inspection. No N/A unless no housing.
11 Page: 11 of 23 LB 5.8 Are troughs on a firm foundation with free drainage? Visual inspection. Troughs are maintained so as to minimize leaks and so as not to cause a problem with wetting the floors, leakage into holding tanks, or hinder access. N/A where no troughs. For poultry drinking cups see PY 4 (Poultry). LB 5.9 Is consideration given to the proper location of water troughs; especially those for housed stock? Observe location and protection of troughs to avoid damage to stock and soiling. N/A where no troughs. LB 6 LIVESTOCK HEALTH A Veterinary Health Plan supports optimal health of the animals by continuous care by the vet and trained personnel. Healthy animals are essential for safe rearing of livestock. LB 6.1 Do all farms with stock enterprises have a named veterinary surgeon or practice? Veterinary visits must take place on at least an annual basis or more frequently if required to by the enterprise specific modules of this standard. Records (invoices / statements) are available of routine veterinary visits by a surgeon or practice. Cross reference with CS 6.1 (Cattle and Sheep), DY 4.1 (Dairy), PG (Pigs) and PY (Poultry). No N/A. LB 6.2 With the assistance of the named veterinary surgeon, is a written Veterinary Health Plan (VHP) formulated, implemented, reviewed and updated at least annually? A written veterinary health plan must identify: Disease prevention strategies (including cultural controls) Major diseases known or thought to be present Treatments to be administered for regularly encountered conditions Recommended vaccination protocols Recommended parasite controls The requirement for any in feed / water medication The review must also address: Herd performance Stock environment Biosecurity Workers competence / training needs Additional requirements may be included in the sector specific modules. The VHP must be reviewed and updated annually and signed off by a veterinary surgeon. See GLOBALG.A.P. example template when available. Cross check with DY 4.2 (Dairy), PG 8.3, PG 8.4, PG 12.1 (Pigs), PY 4.4, PY 5.3.9, PY 8.2, PY 8.3, and PY 10.2 (Poultry). No N/A.
12 Page: 12 of 23 LB 6.3 Are livestock suffering ill health or injury separately identified and do they receive immediate adequate attention including the attendance of a veterinary surgeon if necessary? Visual assessment and workers to demonstrate awareness. No N/A. LB 6.4 Is each farm equipped with suitable facilities to isolate sick or injured livestock? Each farm is equipped with suitable facilities to isolate sick or injured livestock. Visual assessment. N/A for poultry and turkey plants where immediate human culling of sick birds is practice. LB 6.5 Are medicines for treatment used only when necessary or when prescribed by a veterinary surgeon or for preventative purposes (e.g. worming)? Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. LB 6.6 Are withdrawal periods for veterinary medicines known and are they strictly adhered to? Are any livestock subsequently sold to another farm before the withdrawal period has expired, accompanied by written confirmation of the nature and date of treatment and the date that the withdrawal period will be completed? Any such livestock must be clearly marked and readily identified as having been treated. Visual assessment and workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. Check for recent treatments in medicine administration records and view stock for identification. No N/A. LB 6.7 Are any treatments that involve a surgical operation to any livestock carried out by a competent stockman and/or vet? Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. LB 6.8 Are all veterinary equipment clean and properly maintained? Visual assessment. Cleaning must be carried out according to equipment instructions. LB 6.9 LB 6.10 LB 6.11 Does each farm have a written procedure for locating and dealing with needles, which have broken during any procedure and remain in an animal? Are used needles and sharp instruments safely disposed of in a Sharps Box which itself is disposed of in a responsible manner and in compliance with local legislation? When dealing with the slaughter/culling of casualty stock, are humane principles observed? Written procedures are available and applied by personnel using needles. The procedure ensures that any needle broken in this way cannot enter the food chain by marking the animal to prevent slaughtering for human consumption prior to completion of withdrawal procedure. View stock concerned for identification if available and slaughter records where possible. Cross check with PG 8.5 (Pigs). No N/A except for poultry. Workers to demonstrate awareness. No N/A. Workers to demonstrate awareness of technique to be used. Legislation must be followed where it exists. No N/A.
13 Page: 13 of 23 LB 6.12 Does farmer demonstrate both understanding of hygiene practices and implement practices suitable to the farm? Visual assessment. Workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. LB 6.13 Is the climate within the housing (e.g. air circulation, temperature, gas concentrations and dust content) kept at levels that do not adversely affect livestock health? Workers to demonstrate awareness of requirements and climate in housing assessed to meet requirements. Relevant guidelines on temperature and gas concentrations must be adhered to. (Specific requirements are outlined in the enterprise-specific modules of this standard). LB 6.14 Do all farms take part in a screening and improvement program for appropriate zoonotic pathogens? Check that farms participate in external screening programs. LB 6.15 Do all farms notify the relevant competent authority of any disease where required to do so by law, and as a minimum those stipulated by the O.I.E. (World Organization for Animal Health)? Check that farms participate and has notified wherever required to do so. At a minimum, the relevant competent authority(ies) must be informed of the diseases stipulated as notifiable by the O.I.E. ( If Poultry on farm, salmonella must be covered (cross check with PY 2.9, PY (Poultry). No N/A. LB 6.16 Are chosen breeds stress stable and chosen to have sufficient tolerance to important pests and diseases? Breeds appropriate to conditions should be used. LB 6.17 Are livestock at all times treated and handled in such a way as to protect them from pain, injury and disease? Visual assessment and workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. LB 6.18 LB 7 LB 7.1 LB Are dogs kept under control at all times and prevented from causing livestock distress? MEDICINES Visual assessment and workers to demonstrate awareness at interview. No dogs in Dairy parlor or Poultry sheds. Cross check with DY 6.2.1, DY (Dairy) and PY 9.3 (Poultry). Medicine prescribed as part of the VHP or by a veterinarian can help to maintain healthy animals. The medicine must be approved by national authority and records of all applications must be kept. Personnel training is critical. General Are medicines past their expiry (as marked on the container) date and used medicine containers disposed of in a manner agreed with the attending veterinary surgeon that will not result in subsequent misuse? Visual assessment to verify no medicines past the expiry date are kept. Workers to demonstrate method of disposal and justification. No N/A.
14 Page: 14 of 23 LB Do farmers only use medicines that are approved for use by the relevant competent authority in the country of use and are registered for use on the stock to be treated? Is a current list of all medicines that are used kept? Are medicines that are banned in the country of destination not used? Visual assessment that the medicines in store/use are on the records of current use, are not banned in the country of destination and are nationally approved, and are used on the stock for which they are approved. No N/A. LB Are the medicine label instructions followed strictly to ensure successful administration and to avoid risks to livestock, workers, consumers and the environment? The administration record demonstrates that the medicine is used correctly, cross check with medicine records LB 7.2. No N/A. LB Is the label instructions or other official instructions (i.e. given by a vet) available during the audit? Label instructions or other official information used are retained for audit. No N/A. LB Are medicines that have exceeded their expiry date clearly identified and segregated for disposal? Visual assessment that such medicinal products are separated from current approved stock and clearly marked as expired. No N/A. LB 7.2 Growth Promoters (N/A if Growth Promoters are not used) GLOBALG.A.P. does not advocate the use of growth promoters, but in cases where the use of growth promoters is permitted in the country of production and in the country of destination the following CPCCs of 7.2 must be applicable. (cross check with LB 7.13) LB Does the use of growth promoters comply to all applicable legislation in the country of production? The registered producer must have a copy of the latest applicable legislation regarding the use of growth promoters in the country of production and comply accordingly. LB Did the producer inform their direct clients of the use of growth promoters? Documented evidence of communication must be provided. LB Does the producer house/keep stock which is fed or treated with growth promoters and stock which is not and in this case is there a procedure setting out strategies to avoid the risk of cross contaminating animals? The producer must demonstrate how stock treated with growth promoters is segregated from untreated stock. The treated and untreated animals must be segregated at all times and the producer must show evidence of this through documentation. There must be a written procedure that explains how cross contamination of animals is prevented, e.g. when growth promoters are included in the feed, the treated and untreated animals must be segregated at all times. N/A if growth promoters are administered to total stock. Cross check with LB 3.7. LB Are all the records for administering growth promoters kept according to LB 7.4? All records per identified animal must be available.
15 Page: 15 of 23 LB 7.3 Residue testing LB Are regular residue tests for the use of prohibited and permitted substances carried out? The farmer must show evidence of taking part in a monitoring system on the use of prohibited substances and the residues of permitted substances where available. It is permissible for this to be part of a national program undertaken by the relevant competent authority. Where national screening program does not take place, evidence of independent accredited testing must be provided. No N/A. LB Are residue test results traceable to the individual farmer demonstrating inclusion within the sampling system, not necessarily that there has been an analysis to that farm itself? Does the national scheme transmit the data back to the farmer wherever Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are exceeded or a prohibited substance is detected? Written procedure or evidence from the competent authority. Farmer must demonstrate that they are being subjected to the sampling system for Country of Production and Country(ies) of Destination, not necessarily that there has been an analysis to that farm itself. This could be done in conjunction with the processor. No N/A. LB Is a written action plan agreed with the attending veterinary surgeon or competent authority and implemented in the event of a maximum residue level being exceeded? Where the MRL has been exceeded, a written action plan signed off by the attending veterinary surgeon or competent authority must be present. No N/A. LB 7.4 Medicine Records LB Do all farms maintain up to date purchase records? Up to date purchase records are available during the inspection. No N/A. LB Is the purchase record held with date of purchase, name of product, quantity purchased, batch number, expiry date and name of supplier? Products in use/store must be recorded in accordance with Control Point requirements. No N/A. LB Are administration records for use of medicine held? Administration records must include the following: the batch number, Date administered, Identity of livestock/group treated, Number of livestock treated, Total quantity of medicine used, Date treatment finished, Date withdrawal period completed and Name of the person who administered the medicine. No N/A.
16 Page: 16 of 23 LB 7.5 Medicine Storage LB Are medicines stored in accordance with the label instructions (including refrigeration when required), in a sound, secure, locked, well lit location that is located away from other materials? Medicines are stored at the correct temperature in a secure locked store and individual medicines are stored in accordance with their respective label instructions. LB Is there emergency information with corresponding facilities for workers to deal with accidents during application (e.g. eyewash, plenty of clean water)? Emergency information and facilities are available adjacent to the store (maximum 10 meters). LB Is access to the store limited to workers with adequate training and/or experience in the handling of medicines? Verification at interview that workers with access to the store are specified and that their training is suitable. Cross check with AF (All Farm). LB Are all medicines stored in original container and with the original label? Visual assessment of medicines. LB 7.6 Empty Medicine Containers LB Are empty medicine containers not re-used? Method of disposal meets the Control Point. No N/A only if no medicines. LB Is the disposal done in a manner that avoids contamination of the environment? Disposal of empty drug containers is done in a manner to avoid the contamination of the environment. LB Is an official collection and disposal system used if available? There should be evidence of collection and disposal by companies registered with the relevant competent authority. LB Are empty medicine containers and other medicinal equipment to be disposed of stored in a secure location until disposal is possible? Visual inspection. LB LB 8 Are all local regulations regarding disposal or destruction of medicine containers and packaging observed? FALLEN STOCK DISPOSAL Workers must be able to demonstrate awareness at interview. Legal measures must be taken to dispose of fallen stock in a manner that is safe to the environment and health of other livestock.
17 Page: 17 of 23 LB 8.1 Does disposal of fallen stock meet the legal requirements? Method of disposal must meet the legal requirements (i.e. no burial where this is not legally allowed) and workers must be able to demonstrate awareness. Carcasses must be protected from vermin, birds or other animals, and must be promptly disposed of through burial, digestion, or incineration procedures in accordance with legal constraints imposed by the relevant competent authority. No N/A. LB 8.2 LB 9 LB 9.1 Is a lockable room/container present for storing dead livestock? Is the room/container easy to clean and disinfect? Are carcasses stored outside the stall area if possible? LIVESTOCK DISPATCH Any transport of animals must be carried out to ensure appropriate handling, loading, and transport conditions. Identification and traceability Method of disposal should meet the requirements as outlined in the control point and workers should be able to demonstrate awareness. N/A for large extensive ruminant operations. LB Are all documents which relate to livestock identification and which are required by the competent authority for livestock in transit, available at loading and taken off farm by the transporter (as well as any additional information required in the GLOBALG.A.P. approved dispatch note)? For cattle, sheep, and pigs, any documents required by the competent authority as well as any additional information required in the GLOBALG.A.P. dispatch note (Annex LB 1) must be available at loading and taken by the transporter. No N/A. LB Does any livestock which have received medical treatment, which has a withdrawal period that has not yet finalized, have that withdrawal period recorded and the animal identified as "not for consumption" until that period has elapsed, and can only be transported to destination other than to an abattoir? Farmer must be able to demonstrate awareness at interview. Records must be available for the movement of all treated livestock that are still within the withdrawal period. LB LB 9.2 LB LB Are different species of livestock and livestock of differing status (e.g. GLOBALG.A.P. certified versus non-certified) kept separate during loading? Loading and unloading Is livestock loaded/unloaded quietly from suitable facilities using minimum force while ensuring stress is kept to a minimum? Are ramps, where used, constructed to prevent livestock slipping and do they have secure side guards with no projections likely to cause injury? Livestock of differing status must be easily identifiable and kept separate when loading. Farmer must be able to demonstrate awareness at interview. No N/A. Visual assessment where possible and staff to demonstrate awareness. Visual assessment ramps for compliance with the standard.
18 Page: 18 of 23 LB Is the general use of electric goads prohibited? Visual assessment where possible and staff to demonstrate awareness. The use of instruments which administer electric shocks shall be avoided as a general means to force livestock as far as possible. N/A for adult bovines and pigs under certain circumstances at loading and unloading. In any such cases these instruments shall only be used for adult bovine animals and adult pigs, which do refuse to move at loading and unloading and only when other measures have failed and only when the animals have room ahead of them in which to move. The shocks shall last no longer than one second, be adequately spaced and shall only be applied to the muscles of the hindquarters. Shocks shall not be used repeatedly if the animal fails to respond. See reference annex 5, 1.9 of GLOBALG.A.P. Livestock Transport Standard. LB Can the loader demonstrate competence in loading and unloading operations? Evidence of competence at interview, visual assessment of loading and of unloading where possible and staff to demonstrate awareness. No N/A. LB 9.3 Fitness of Livestock LB Is the carriage of an obviously unfit animal prohibited if, by its unfitness, it is likely to be caused unnecessary suffering? Farmer to demonstrate compliance. No N/A.
19 Page: 19 of 23 ANNEX LB 1 GLOBALG.A.P. GUIDELINE DISPATCH NOTE This note has been designed to cover the dispatch of cattle, sheep and pigs. The dispatch note for poultry and turkey is referred in Annex 5 GLOBALG.A.P. Livestock Transport Standard Annex 15 This dispatch note is to be used for change of ownership and transport for slaughter. This does not apply when animals are being moved to or within agricultural land in a vehicle owned by the producer and without change of ownership. All animals transported must be accompanied by an approved dispatch note. All cattle must be accompanied by the relevant passport, Cattle Identification Document (CID) or Cattle Certification Document (CCD) Some sections relate to pigs only. For "identification" enter the batch ID for pigs and for cattle and sheep the tag number. PRODUCER SECTION: (to be completed by producer) Producer name: Address: Date of Movement: GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme: Scheme No: Unit/Farm Name No of Animals Description/Type of Animals Means of Identification Times of loading Declaration only for transport of pigs: I do declare that no pigs have been moved onto my farm during the 20 days prior to today's date except for pigs as described. In addition: If pigs have been moved onto the farm during the 20 days prior: Location: (Source of Breeding Stock of Growing Pigs) Location: (Movements between Owned Farms)
20 Page: 20 of 23 ALL STOCK: Area of Local Authority: Deliver to :Name: Address: Signature: Print Name: (to be completed by farm owner/agent) CONDITION OF STOCK WHEN LOADED WET DRY Yes No Clean Dirty
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