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1 PAACO 302 Platte Clay Way, Suite 107 Kearney, MO Phone: Website: Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) REVIEW OF AUDITOR PERFORMANCE REPORT This form shall be used to report on the evaluation of auditing performance for a trainee in the PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor certification program as a Certified Auditor. This form must be completed by a witnessing auditor who meets the qualifications defined by PAACO as a PAACO Certified Poultry Welfare Auditor. (Please type or clearly print all entries in black or blue ink.) Report Form Applicant Information Last Name First Name Address, Phone & Certification Scheme and Grade being sought Poultry Welfare Auditor Applicant s Signature Shadowing Auditor s Information Shadowing Auditor s Last Name First Name Shadowing Auditor s Street Address or P.O. Box City State ZIP or Postcode Country Telephone Fax If the candidate performed acceptably on the audit described in this report, please sign on the line below. The shadowing auditor s signature is required for the report to proceed. Page 1 of 9

2 I attest to the applicant s ability to perform Poultry Animal Welfare Audits as a Lead Auditor in accordance with (name of audit) guidelines. Shadow auditor s signature Date Page 2 of 9

3 The following sections are to be completed by the shadowing auditor. Audit Information Date(s) of site visit Number of hours: on-site off-site Names of facility(s) audited Applicant s role in the audit: Witness (observer) Team auditor (assisted) Audit leader (conducted) Shadow auditor s role in the audit: Witness (observed) Audit team member (assisted) Audit team leader (conducted) Type of Audit: Broiler Layer Caged or Cage Free Turkey (circle which one) Audit standard used (NCC, NTF, UEP, Third-party auditing company audit, etc.): Other (please describe) Was the applicant involved in making a judgment on the animal handling and welfare for this audit? (Please Circle) YES NO If no, please describe the scope of the applicant s involvement. Audit Evaluation Please complete the following evaluation as it pertains to the applicant s ability to perform as an audit team leader. Criteria Evaluation of Auditor Performance (including strengths and/or opportunities for improvement; please elaborate) 1. Personal skills: Open-minded and mature. Possess sound judgment, analytical skills and tenacity. The ability to understand complex operations from a broad perspective. Maintain ethical behavior. 2. Audit skills and techniques: Obtain and assess objective evidence fairly. Evaluate the effects of observations and personal interactions. Remain attentive to the audit process without deviating due to distractions. Reach acceptable conclusions based on objective evidence and remain true to conclusion despite Page 3 of 9

4 pressure to change. Auditor Evaluation (continued) Criteria Evaluation of Auditor Performance (including strengths and/or Opportunities for Improvement) 3. Communication skills; oral and written. 4. Effective planning, preparation, and briefing. 5. Participation in team meetings (including opening/closing meeting). Standard audit protocols were followed. 6. Reporting finding clear and concise. Findings are reported immediately with no surprises at closing of audit. 7. Audit management capabilities: Coordinate and control meetings. Manage and audit, keep the audit within the scope. Control conflict. 8. Observes appropriate number of animals for core criteria. 9. Readily identifies and/or can describe willful acts of abuse. 10. Secondary audit items are confirmed through documentation, interviews or observation. Readily audits available documentation. PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE SPECIES SECTION (BROILER, EGG LAYER, TURKEY) COMPLETE IT AS PART OF THIS SHADOW EVALUATION. (Note this is a word Document and results can be entered from your computer) Page 4 of 9

5 BROILERS Criteria A. Corporate Commitment Evaluation of Auditor Performance (including Strengths and/or Opportunities for Improvement) 1. Company-wide welfare program understanding 2. Senior management endorsement 3. Company welfare specialist or committee B. Hatchery 1. Designated person for welfare compliance 2. Employee training program 3. Plans for emergency response; alarm and backup systems 4. Holding room temperature, thermostat, checked/documentation 5. Check, record, reporting systems for process to report injuries & corrective action 6. Euthanasia equipment, macerator, CO2 functional and per guidelines 7. Loose chick program/policy 8. General chick handling by employees and equipment C. Growout Management, Training & Emergency Plan 1. Designated person for welfare compliance 2. Documented training program & annual training 3. Plans for emergency response & recovery for all systems Nutrition & feeding 1. Feed formulation by nutritionist 2. Access & availability to feed & water and monitored 3. Feed mill practices & FDA registration Comfort and Shelter 1. Facility repair/condition 2. Rodent control 3. Biosecurity measures 4. Ventilation (temperature/dust/pressure) 5. Ammonia levels 6. Litter condition 7. Foot/paw health Health Care 1. Qualified veterinarian availability 2. Animal health plan 3. Health monitoring program with surveillance of animals Normal Animal Behavior 1. Stocking density 2. Unfit bird monitoring and euthanasia 3. Lighting On-Farm Best Practices 1. Emergency contact information 2. Flock inspection 3. Approved methods of euthanasia Page 5 of 9

6 D. Catching & Transport 1. Designated person for welfare adherence 2. Emergency response plans 3. Catching: humane methods, handling, training, etc. 4. Good handling and catching incentives or rewards 5. Transport cages: repair/condition, density, etc. 6. Bird comfort: hot/cold weather impact covers, spacing I. Processing 1. Designated person for welfare compliance 2. Documented training (annual) for animal handlers 3. Feed & water withdrawal 4. Bird handling unloading, hanging & loose 5. Cover & ventilation in holding areas 6. Yard holding time compliance 7. Broken legs & wings 8. Effectiveness of stun & kill 9. Plant culling procedures/process, euthanasia 10. Dead on arrival: volume, percentage 11. Live animals in DOA bin 12. Emergency plan for bird welfare, in case of power failure or disaster 13. Familiar with religious stunning/killing of animals (as applicable) 14. Mechanical catching humane protocols J. Breeders (as applicable) 1. Corporate Commitment 2. Housing 3. Ventilation 4. Feed & water 5. Management 6. Handling 7. Transportation 8. Hatchery Services 9. Health & Veterinary Care Summary Comments: (Is this trainee able to perform an audit on their own with the results meeting the quality standards expected?) Page 6 of 9

7 Witnessing Auditor s Signature is required on page 1 of this form EGG LAYERS Criteria A. Housing & Space Allowance Evaluation of Auditor Performance (including strengths and/or opportunities for improvement) 1. Identify & calculate: average cage or floor space, perch, scratch, feeder, drinker space & multi-tier requirements as applicable 2. Appropriate sampling criteria determined & applied 3. Prohibited backfilling - probes for and makes observations & determinations 4. Determine evidence of commingling non-certified eggs 5. Layers are able to stand in cages, feed and water is fresh and minimum or sufficient space exists for access to feed and water. 6. Air quality - able to measure or observe, including ventilation and ammonia 7. Biosecurity and emergency systems 8. Evidence of regular dead or injured bird removal are in place and appropriately euthanized 9. Determine minimum light intensity during production 10. Determine overall facility maintenance including manure curtains /shields 11. Control of rodents and other animals B. Beak Treatment Beak treatment practices observed and determined to be done according to audit requirements C. Molting If molting, are practices of feed & water availability, light and weight monitoring able to be assessed? D. Handling & Transport 1. Crews knowledge and skill levels in handling 2. Bird handling handling guidelines (numbers, grasped by legs, breasts supported, etc.) 3. Cart use in the moving of pullets & layers 4. Condition of transportation vehicle including security and safety conditions 5. Feed and water protocol prior to movement of layers Page 7 of 9

8 E. Personnel and Training 1. Assess worker training in euthanasia and depopulation 2. Code of Conduct signed by caretaker and contract employees F. Hatchery (if applicable) 1. Personnel and Training 2. Handling of Chicks 3. Euthanasia and Disposal 4. Euthanasia and Disposal of Unhatched Embryos 5. Holding of Chicks Prior to Delivery Summary Comments: (Is this trainee able to perform an audit on their own with the results meeting the quality standards expected?) Page 8 of 9

9 Witnessing Auditor s Signature is required on page 1 of this form TURKEY Criteria A. Education & Training Evaluation of Auditor Performance (including strengths and/or opportunities for improvement) 1. Management/personnel in charge of welfare 2. Training requirements & process B. Hatchery 1. Emergency ventilation 2. Culling/euthanasia methods 3. Equipment 4. Beak & toenail conditioning 5. Poult injection system 6. Poult sexing C. Nutrition & Feeding 1. Adequate nutrition, feed & water supply 2. Access to feed & water including withdrawal D. Comfort & Shelter 1. Housing - protection from environmental conditions; repair 2. Rodent control program 3. Ventilation/air quality/ammonia levels 4. Litter condition 5. Emergency ventilation E. Health care 1. Available veterinary care 2. Disease prevention programs F. Normal behavior 1. Roaming space 2. Stocking density 3. Mobility Page 9 of 9

10 G. On-farm best practices 1. Daily inspections 2. On-farm euthanasia methods 3. Lighting 4. Feed & water availability H. Catching & Transport 1. Handling/catching/driving/cooping 2. Cage density 3. Cage equipment - condition/repair 4. Comfort for weather conditions 5. Catch crew training I. Processing 1. Yard holding times 2. Dead on arrivals 3. Personnel Training 4. Ventilation in holding areas 5. Bird handling broken wings 6. Shackling 7. Effectiveness of stun (electric, controlled atmosphere, etc.), kill, bleed Summary Comments: (Is this trainee able to perform an audit on their own with the results meeting the quality standards expected?) Page 10 of 10

11 Witnessing Auditor s Signature is required on page 1 of this form Page 11 of 11