Task 3: Quality Assurance Program

Objective

To demonstrate the usefulness of a control system and the usefulness of knowing the accuracy of the reference and the on-line methods.

 

To develop a procedure for a daily test of the classification equipment and a procedure to monitor the classification over a long period of time.  

State of affairs

The Quality Assurance Programme includes both Superior Control and Every-day Control. To assure correct payment to the pig producers and to keep in accordance with the regulations, it is essential that the pigs are Identified, both at delivery to the abatoir and after classification.

Recommendations for control and calibration has been developed for 5 groups of instruments:

Rulers and Calipers

Manual Reflectance Probes

Classification Center

Manual Ultrasound

Automatic Ultrasound
Link to instrument producers