Salmonella: Code of Practice for the Control of (PB2202)

Section III: Transport

10. Vehicles

10.1 The owner of raw materials or his agent, should ensure that all vehicles, including those operated by third parties, are inspected at the time of loading and found to be clean and dry before being used for the transport of raw materials. Keeping raw materials dry is important since salmonella needs moisture to multiply.

10.2 All vehicles used for transport of raw materials should be subjected to a regular cleaning and sanitising programme to ensure they are maintained in a clean state with no build up of waste material. Ideally, separate vehicles should be designated specifically for feedingstuffs but it is recognised that resources may not allow this. Therefore, if vehicles are used for the carriage of other goods or materials, they should be throughly cleaned, sanitised and dried before being used to transport raw materials.

10.3 Raw materials should be protected from contamination and kept dry during transport. It is recommended that enclosed vehicles and containers are used for loose bulk, but where this is impracticable loads should be covered/sheeted. Any cover so used should be maintained in a clean and sound condition and should be cleaned, sanitised and dried before use if it has been used to cover other materials or goods.

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