Common Swine Industry Audit Materials
A task force of pork industry stakeholders developed the Common Industry Audit Standard in 2013 to foster continuous improvement within the U.S. pork industry.
The audit balances three factors — scientific evidence, ethics and economics — for the swine industry to remain sustainable.
The task force shares annual revisions to the audit by reviewing aggregated audit data, new scientific discoveries, changes in the marketplace and evolving consumer trends.
CONDUCT AN AUDIT
There will be no revisions to the Common Swine Industry Audit materials in 2024. The current materials are PAACO certified and available for use in 2024.
2023 Summary of Changes
English / PDF
2023 Instructions, Standards, and Audit Tool
English / PDF
Audit Manuals and Standard Operating Procedures
The Common Industry Audit Standard allows packers and customers to verify that a pork production site is in compliance with established standards for swine care and pre-harvest pork safety.
It reduces the potential costs and administrative burdens that would be imposed if producers were required to participate in multiple, redundant audits.
These are all templates and must be customized for your farm. A general template can be used to expand your standard operating procedure manual.
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Humane On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Module – English
- Animal Handling
Load-Out Market Hogs Standard Operating Procedure – English / Spanish
- Piglet Processing
- Daily Observation
- Treatment Management
- Emergency Action Plan
Emergency Action Plan – English
Emergency Action Plan Tool/Farm-level Crisis Plan – English
Use this compilation of Pork Checkoff resources to prepare for an audit and review or improve your on-farm practices. All of these resources are customizable templates or references to use on your farm.
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- Animal Care/Abuse Policy and Reporting
Whistle Blower Policy – English
- Animal Handling
Safe Pig Handling Tool – English
- Caretaker Training
Individual Training Record – English / Spanish
- Feed/Water Access
- Humane Euthanasia
- Lesion Scoring
Shoulder Lesions in Sows – English
- Pork Safety
- Site Assessments
PQA Plus Site Assessment Guide – English
- Space Allowance
The Common Swine Industry Audit producer training modules can be completed individually or as a complete series. Each module takes about 10 minutes and provides you with background information on the topic, what auditors will be evaluating, and then will ask you to complete exercises to confirm your knowledge. You’ll receive a certificate of completion at the end.
The Euthanasia training modules are a collection of training resources designed for pork producers to help caretakers make good decisions about timely euthanasia and understand how to perform approved euthanasia methods correctly and safely when needed.
Complete Producer CSIA and Euthanasia TrainingExpand All
- Common Swine Industry Audit
CSIA Training Modules– USB
On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine Training Modules – USB