Common Swine Industry Audit
U.S. pork producers recognize their obligation to build and maintain the trust of customers and the public in their products and practices. Everyone involved in pork production has an ethical responsibility to produce safe food, protect and promote animal wellbeing, safeguard natural resources, provide a safe work environment, protect public health, and contribute to a better quality of life in their communities.
These audits show a commitment to build and maintain the trust of customers and consumers. They also assure production process compliance and provide useful feedback for continuous improvement.
Common Swine Industry Audit Materials
These materials will be used by the third-party auditor to review your farm’s procedures. The results of the audit can provide feedback to the farm to drive continuous improvement.
Common Swine Industry Audit Manuals and Standard Operating Procedures
The Common Industry Audit Standard allows packers and customers to verify that a pork production site is in compliance with established standards for swine care and pre-harvest pork safety. It reduces the potential costs and administrative burdens that would be imposed if producers were required to participate in multiple, redundant audits.
These are all templates and must be customized for your farm. A general template can be used to expand your standard operating procedure manual.
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Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Module – English
- Animal Handling
Load-Out Market Hogs Standard Operating Procedure – English / Spanish
- Piglet Processing
- Daily Observation
- Treatment Management
- Emergency Action Plan
Emergency Action Plan – English
Emergency Action Plan Tool/Farm-level Crisis Plan – English
Common Swine Industry Audit Resources
Use this compilation of Pork Checkoff resources to prepare for an audit and review or improve your on-farm practices. All of these resources are customizable templates or references to use on your farm.
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- Animal Care/Abuse Policy and Reporting
Whistle Blower Policy – English
- Animal Handling
Safe Pig Handling Tool – English
- Caretaker Training
Individual Training Record – English / Spanish
- Feed/Water Access
- Humane Euthanasia
- Lesion Scoring
Shoulder Lesions in Sows – English
- Pork Safety
- Site Assessments
PQA Plus Site Assessment Guide – English
- Space Allowance
The Common Swine Industry Audit producer training modules can be completed individually or as a complete series. Each module takes about 10 minutes and provides you with background information on the topic, what auditors will be evaluating, and then will ask you to complete exercises to confirm your knowledge. You’ll receive a certificate of completion at the end.
The Euthanasia training modules are a collection of training resources designed for pork producers to help caretakers make good decisions about timely euthanasia and understand how to perform approved euthanasia methods correctly and safely when needed.
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- Common Swine Industry Audit
CSIA Training Modules– USB
On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Modules – USB