This objective describes how and who will be manage the assurance program on farm; this includes ensuring all required standard operating procedures and the registers required are appropriate and up to date, that appropriate training of personnel on SOPs takes place and that there are contingency plans in place for emergency situations.
This objective focuses on worker health to ensure that employees do not pose a zoonotic risk to the pigs and includes requirements for worker facilities (for example the canteen, ablution facilities and toilets).
All Pork 360 farms must have a pest plan in place and keep records of all substances used. Farms may also only use substances registered in terms of Act 36 (1947)
Feed quality and water quality are the focus of this objective, to ensure pigs are feed appropriately. Specific measures include prohibition of Swill feeding, control of in-feed medication.
This objective addresses housing aspects of pig welfare. Sow housing and stock densities are specified. Other requirements are a stormwater plan and measures in place to ensure efficient water use.
This objective focuses on cleaning and disinfecting of the houses to ensure pathogen reduction between batches.
There are eight focus areas under this objective which aims to ensure responsible use of animal medication and vaccinations. The focus areas include:
This objective looks at the management of three different types of waste namely: Biodegradable wastewater, Hazardous waste and disposal of dead animals.
The transport objective focus on the requirements for loading facilities and vehicle requirements to ensure good animal welfare as well as vehicle hygiene.
Routine maintenance procedures must be carried out to minimize breakdowns and consequent animal welfare issues. A register of emergency repairs is also required.
This objective focus only on the calibration of equipment used for measuring medications.
The prerequisite programs focus on the administration of the scheme at the abattoir. The focus areas of this objective include:
There are only two focus areas under this objective. The first focus area is that abattoirs should ensure that their water supply conforms to SANS 241: Class II. The second focus area is that they should wash and disinfect vehicles.
Under this objective, some of the important requirements include that the abattoir should have an approved hygiene management program in place and that the abattoir should also have an effective pest plan in place.
The pre-slaughter management objective consists out of two focus areas namely the management of the cold- and freezer rooms and then also the welfare of animals up to the point of death.
Slaughter management addresses specific requirements for a few focus areas. The critical focus area is stunning management which addresses humane handling and stunning of pigs. Carcass quality as affected by pH and chilling also forms an integral part of slaughter management.
This objective focus on five focus areas of which the first is definitions, the second requirement is management’s commitment to the assurance program, the third is proper document control practices, the fourth requires a prerequisite program to be implemented for the monitoring of fresh meat/ meat product safety. Lastly it also addresses all the legal requirements.
This objective focus more on important management practices and procedures that should be in place. The focus areas include:
The HACCP objective focus on all the requirements for the HACCP plan in the establishment to ensure risk mitigation takes place and food safety is improved. The focus areas of this objective include:
This objective focus on five areas to ensure there are proper traceability in place for raw materials received as well as for the final product. This information is required for an effective recall in case something is wrong with a product. The five focus areas include: