The amendments to the IKB Kip certification scheme will take effect on 1 June 2021. You have been informed about the changes per letter (dated April 30, 2021). In this digital newsletter, we would like to point out the main changes in the regulations. The new versions of the regulations can be found on the website.
All poultry farms
- A clarification has been made to the conditions set for feed ingredients obtained from its own cultivation or farmer-to-farmer supply. In both cases, work must be carried out in accordance with the conditions of the GMP BA10 standard. Compound feeds and other feed ingredients should be purchased from GMP+ certified suppliers (F01).
- The possibilities for cleaning, disinfection and pest control have been amended. Initially, we assume that an external company will be used in most cases. That company must be IKB PSB approved for the right activity. Poultry farmers can also carry out this work themselves, or with their own staff. Finally, hired flex workers (independent contractors) may also be used if you carry out the work yourself but need some support. You must provide your own materials, substances, etc. The flex worker is only there as a helping hand. In all cases, make sure it is clear how you have performed the work or have had it done, e.g. by means of invoices, payrolls, set-up schedule for the chicks or the presence of farm-specific material (G08, G09, G10).
- The option of hiring an IKB PSB approved beak trimming company has been dropped. At present, there are no IKB PSB approved beak trimming companies. It is not expected that any new companies will become certified for this either. Beak trimming on poultry farms was also practically no longer done (G11).
- For broiler farms with ‘hatching in the barn’, the inlay sheet samples are replaced by egg shell sampling (H10).
- At the request of breeders, it has been included that rearing farms must have the salmonella sample taken by a veterinarian or para-veterinary worker within 14 days before transfer (H10).
Some changes have been made to make the regulations more accessible for the assessment of foreign participants. As a result, the N/A option for foreign participants disappears in the following cases.
- Foreign participants must show during the inspection that salmonella testing has been done; this must be included in the administration (C14).
- Foreign participants must demonstrate during the inspection that all animal transfers and corresponding relevant information are included in the administration (E04).
- A clarification has been made to the conditions imposed on feed materials obtained from own cultivation or farmer-to-farmer supply (also applies to Dutch participants). In both cases, work must be carried out in accordance with the conditions of the GMP BA10 standard. Compound feeds and other feed ingredients should be purchased from GMP+ certified suppliers (F01).
Foreign participants must show during the inspection that all antibiotics administered are recorded by the veterinarian and entered into the administration (I15).
- Participants must check the most up-to-date list of drugs permitted in the country of use. Only drugs permitted in the country of deployment may be used (J37).
The new versions of the regulations (valid from June 1, 2021), can be found on the website. Please read through the changes and the new versions, as the changes can be of influence on your business operations. Do you have any questions regarding the changes or did you not receive the letter with amendments through post? Please let us know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.