Nzqa expiring unit standard 24505 version 4



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24505 version 4




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Title

Examine heads and tongues of sheep, lambs and goats

Level

4

Credits

5




Purpose

People credited with this unit standard are able to: list the equipment required for post-mortem examination of heads and tongues and demonstrate knowledge of sheep, lamb and goat disease indicator codings; state and demonstrate procedures for the post-mortem examination of the head and tongue; diagnose and assess diseases and defects found at post-mortem examination of the head and tongue and make judgements and apply dispositions to inspected parts; use a hand knife to complete post-mortem animal product examination in accordance with NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16; and comply with organisational and statutory hygiene and safety requirements.




Classification

Animal Product Examination Services > Animal Product Examination - Species Specific




Available grade

Achieved




Entry information

Critical health and safety prerequisites

Unit 2503, Maintain hand knives in the meat processing industry; Unit 13499, Demonstrate knowledge of post-mortem animal product examination; Unit 24501, Describe the legislative basis of animal material and animal product examination services under the Animal Products Act; and Unit 24506, Describe the anatomical features and presentation requirements of mammals for animal product examination; or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.


Explanatory notes
1 Legislation

Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.


2 Resource documents can be accessed on the website of New Zealand Food Safety Authority(NZFSA) at http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/ and includes but is not limited to NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 3, NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16, Meat Industry Hygiene Council Industry Standard No.5 (MIHC IS No.5) and relevant Notices.
3 Definitions

Dispositions refers to the action of ensuring that examined animal material or animal product that has abnormalities is managed in accordance with legislative requirements.

Animal product refers to any animal material that has been processed for the purpose of consumption by humans or animals.

Organisational requirements refer to instructions to staff on policy and procedures which are documented in memo and/or manual format and are available in the workplace.
4 Examinations of head and tongues are to be performed at processing speeds prevailing within the industry.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
List the equipment required for post-mortem examination of heads and tongues and demonstrate knowledge of sheep, lamb and goat disease indicator codings.
Range may include but is not limited to - stamps, disease indicators, paper squares, Retain Label (AgM74), green ink.
Evidence requirements
1.1 Equipment required for post-mortem examination of heads and tongues is listed.
1.2 Colours and coding of disease indicators are described in terms of those detailed for sheep, lamb and goat post-mortem examination of heads and tongues according to organisational requirements.
Outcome 2
State and demonstrate procedures for the post-mortem examination of the head and tongue.
Evidence requirements
2.1 Head and tongue post-mortem examination procedures are stated in accordance with NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
2.2 Head and tongue post-mortem examination procedures are demonstrated in terms of NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
Outcome 3
Diagnose and assess diseases and defects found at post-mortem examination of the head and tongue and make judgements and apply dispositions to inspected parts.
Range includes but is not limited to diseases and defects affecting the head and tongue to be found in NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
Evidence requirements
3.1 Diseases and defects of the head and tongue are diagnosed and assessment stated in terms of NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
3.2 Judgements are made in terms of NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
3.3 Diseases and defects of the head and tongue are reported to carcass inspector according to post-mortem meat examination procedures.
3.4 Dispositions are applied to inspected parts in terms of NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
Outcome 4
Use a hand knife to complete post-mortem animal product examination in accordance with NZFSA (New Zealand Standards Group) Manual 16.
Evidence requirements
4.1 Incisions are of minimum number and size required to effectively complete examination.
4.2 Carcass and edible viscera incisions are completed using techniques which minimise unnecessary damage to the examined part.
4.3 Incisions are repeated parallel incisions made using a technique which exposes the cut surfaces for examination.
4.4 Knife cuts are clean and straight and made without excessive force or unnecessary duplication.
4.5 Operator balance is maintained and body weight used to best effect at all times during knife use.
4.6 Operator reach and follow-through maintain balance and reduce risk of injury to operator and others.
4.7 Cuts are made away from or to the side of the operator's body and free hand.
4.8 Hands, protective gloves, and knife handles are kept in clean and slip-free condition.
4.9 Cuts do not damage or contaminate recoverable products.
4.10 Knives are maintained in sharp and hygienic condition.
4.11 Knives are replaced in pouch when not in use.
4.12 Steels are used to meet organisational requirements.
4.13 Actions likely to place the operator and others at risk of injury during knife use and sharpening are avoided.
Outcome 5
Comply with organisational and statutory hygiene and safety requirements.
Evidence requirements
5.1 Company-supplied clothing, and hygiene and safety equipment, is worn and used in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.
5.2 Work methods comply with organisational and statutory requirements to minimise the risk of product contamination and injuries to the operator and others.
5.3 Contaminated meat products, surfaces, machinery and equipment, are handled in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.
5.4 Unsafe and unhygienic conditions are identified and reported to supervisory staff in accordance with organisational requirements.
5.5 Equipment and work area cleanliness complies with organisational and statutory requirements.



Replacement information

This unit standard, unit standard 13490, unit standard 13491, unit standard 13492, unit standard 13493, unit standard 13494, unit standard 13501, unit standard 13502, unit standard 13503, unit standard 13504, unit standard 20206, unit standard 20207, unit standard 22049, unit standard 24502, unit standard 24503, unit standard 24504, unit standard 24507, and unit standard 27355 have been replaced by unit standard 27754.

This unit standard, unit standard 24503, and unit standard 24504 replaced unit standard 13500.




This unit standard is expiring. Assessment against the standard must take place by the last date for assessment set out below.
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions

Process

Version

Date

Last Date for Assessment

Registration

1

25 February 2008

31 December 2014

Review

2

19 July 2012

31 December 2014

Reinstatement

3

20 March 2015

31 December 2017

Rollover

4

17 September 2015

31 December 2018

Rollover

5

March 2016

31 December 2019




Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference

0033

This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note

Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.


Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Primary Industry Training Organisation

SSB Code 101558



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