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24600 Apply quality assurance practices in the meat processing

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Level 4

    Credits 6

Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the principles of

    a quality assurance system; describe production line quality assurance

    practices; describe the quality assurance requirements of processed meat

    products; and apply quality control practices on the production line.

Subfield Meat Processing

    Domain Meat Industry Generic

    Status Registered

    Status date 19 May 2008

    Date version published 19 May 2008

    Planned review date 31 December 2012

    Entry information Open.

    Accreditation Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry. Standard setting body (SSB) New Zealand Industry Training Organisation Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference 0033 This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/site/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes Animal Products Act 1999; Animal

    Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Act 1999; Animal Products

    Regulations 2000.

    2 Resource documents include but are not limited to Industry Standard 8 Quality

    Assurance (MISC), Industry Agreed Standard 8 Quality Assurance (VISC), available

    from the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) at

    http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/animalproducts/meat/meatman/index.htm.

3 Definition

    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.

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    Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Describe the principles of a quality assurance system.

Performance criteria

1.1 Quality assurance is described in terms of objectives of a quality assurance

    system.

1.2 Quality assurance is described in terms of how the system reflects customer

    requirements.

1.3 Quality assurance is described in terms of how the system reflects company

    and legislative requirements.

    Range requirements may include but are not limited to specifications,

    measuring and checking, recording, corrective action, training of

    employees, internal/external audit.

1.4 Quality assurance is described in terms of staff responsibilities.

Element 2

Describe production line quality assurance practices.

Performance criteria

2.1 Quality assurance practices performed on production lines are described in

    accordance with organisational requirements.

    Range may include but is not limited to visual checks, sampling.

2.2 Equipment required for applying quality control practices is identified, and

    described in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.3 Company documentation applying to quality control practices is described in

    accordance with organisational requirements.

2.4 Describe company quality indicators for products and the procedures for non-

    conforming products.

    Range conditions may include but are not limited to non-conforming

    product, contamination, temperature.

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    Element 3

Describe the quality assurance requirements of processed meat products.

Performance criteria

3.1 Quality assurance is described in terms of meeting customer requirements, and

    the relationship between them and the company product specifications.

3.2 The quality requirements for processed meat products are described.

3.3 Corrective actions are described in terms of processed product identified as

    outside of specification.

Element 4

Apply quality control practices on the production line.

Performance criteria

4.1 Equipment used in quality control of production line is checked in accordance

    with organisational requirements.

    Range may include but is not limited to set up, operational, free from

    contamination, calibration.

4.2 Quality control practices are applied to production line operation in accordance

    with organisational requirements.

    Range optimises productivity and yield, minimises need for rework.

4.3 Quality status of production line inputs and outputs is identified, and status is

    indicated on product.

    Range conforming, non-conforming.

4.4 Quality control results are accurate and complete, and any requirements for

    retesting are identified in accordance with organisational requirements.

4.5 Quality control factors affecting production line operation are identified, rectified

    and/or reported in accordance with organisational requirements.

Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated

    authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against

    unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register

    credits from assessment against unit standards.

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    Page 4 of 4 Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards

    must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this

    standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The

    AMAP 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.

Comments on this unit standard

    Please contact the New Zealand Industry Training Organisation mail@nzito.co.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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