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Amendments IKB Kip per 1 June 2021

The amendments to the IKB Kip certification scheme will take effect on 1 June 2021. In this digital newsletter, we would like to point out the main changes in the regulations.

Clarification amendment Salmonella samples for rearing farms

In the letter and in the new regulations it was stated that rearing farms must have the salmonella sample taken by a veterinarian or para-veterinary worker 14 days before transfer (regulation H10). This has to be within 14 days before transfer. In the regulations the only change was who has to take the sample, not

Update checklists for your IKB Kip audit

The checklists have been updated to reflect the latest version of the regulations.

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Hygiene

Prevention is important to avoid spreading pathogens and other infections. To exclude Avian Influenza (AI) or an infection caused by pathogens such as Salmonella, ILT and Coryza, good hygiene standards are becoming increasingly important. Controlling animal diseases entails, among other things, high costs. Therefore, amended hygiene regulations have been applied in the IKB Kip scheme since 1 June 2019.

An important step in hygiene measures as a whole within the IKB provisions is the obligation to provide one or more shower(s) as part of the hygiene lock. After all, human-animal contact is one of the greatest risks related to introducing and spreading pathogens. Installing and using showers applies to all IKB Kip certified poultry establishments: rearing of grandparent and parent breeding and broiler establishments (from July 2019).

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Click here for the regulations regarding the shower (Annex 1.2).

Visitors’ register

To monitor who visits your farm, it is important that visitors sign the visitors’ register. A visitor is someone other than the farmer and his staff entering the premises. Provision J13 in Annex 1.2 (Regulations for poultry farms) describes the elements with which the visitors’ register must comply. Provision J14 in Annex 1.2 (Regulations for poultry farms) states that the farmer should have a hygiene protocol which is visible to visitors. Visitors must declare, via the visitors’ register, that they have read and taken note of the hygiene protocol. The protocol describes aspects including what visitors should do on entering the farm premises.

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Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (word)
Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (pdf)
Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (visual)
Legionella Control Protocol IKB Kip
Visitors'register IKB Kip (word)
Visitors' Register IKB Kip (pdf)