Newsletter IKB Kip - Nr 4. - 2019

As you have probably read in the letter of 16th of May, a number of amendments have been made to the IKB Kip certification scheme in consultation with the Central Board of Experts (CBE, available in Dutch only). The purpose of these amendments is to strengthen IKB Kip in the focus areas of food safety, on-site hygiene and independent decision-making.   

The PLUIMNED board adopted the amendments in April 2019 and they will come into force as per 1 June 2019. All the amendments are also listed on the website. This newsletter is to briefly inform you about the most important amendments.

  • Decision-making amended with an independent Board of Directors
  • Amendment to hygiene regulations: installation and use of shower
  • Reintroduction of HOSOWO regulations (sampling and analysis)
  • Amendment to quality evaluation of broilers
  • Obligation to report incidents within 24 hours of discovery

We also advise you to consult the amendments and read them well on the website.

Decision-making amendments by an independent Board of Directors

In November 2018, the PLUIMNED foundation appointed an independent Board of Directors within the IKB Kip Certification Scheme. This board is responsible for monitoring and managing the implementation of IKB Kip, such as establishing amendments. This is done following benchmarking of the effectiveness, quality and feasibility of advice. These recommendations and amendments are proposed by the Central Board (CBE) IKB Kip. Various stakeholders are represented in the CBE.

Do you want to find out who the members of the Board of Directors are? Click here (available in Dutch only).

Amendment to regulations: installation and use of shower

To prevent Avian Influenza (AI) or an infection caused by pathogens such as Salmonella, ILT and Coryza, good hygiene standards are becoming increasingly important. For this reason, IKB Kip has introduced amended hygiene regulations. An important measure in these regulations is the obligation to provide one or more shower(s) as part of the hygiene lock on poultry farms. After all, human-animal contact is one of the greatest risks related to introducing and spreading pathogens.

Therefore clean in, clean out (incl. showering on arrival and departure) will be the standard principle in IKB Kip from 1 July 2019. Click here for more details about the shower and what is accepted until 1 July 2028.

Reintroduction of HOSOWO (hygienogram, barn inspection and water testing)

The new HOSOWO regulations come into effect per 1 July 2019. The provisions in these regulations relate to: hygienogram, barn inspection and (drinking)water testing. Some of the important points are mentioned here.

Amendment to quality evaluation of broilers 

The quality evaluation system of broilers on the slaughter line forms an important part of the IKB Kip certification scheme. The evaluation provides an impression of the quality of the broilers supplied. To improve quality, the several aspects of the evaluation system of broilers have been amended. Click here to read more about these amendments.

Obligation to report incidents within 24 hours of discovery

In order to take action in cases of serious abnormalities in relation to food safety, welfare and traceability, IKB Kip has introduced an obligation to report. This means that, as an IKB Kip participant, you must report incidents to IKB Kip within 24 hours of discovery at your company.

Would you like to know more about how and when the obligation to report applies? View the flowchart here. PLUIMNED has also has a manual available, which can be found here.