The requirements for sampling are described in the Guideline Residue Monitoring (chapter 5). At the production stage, it is particularly important that sampling is organised by the coordinator. Sampling by the producer himself, an employee of the producer or a third person/organisation commissioned by the producer is not permitted.
For the producers/location that need to be sampled, the coordinator will be notified by sampling requests in the QS database. Within one year the sampling and analysis for the selected producer must be carried out according to the QS standards. The respective product of sampling needs to be selected from the certified products of the producer’s location and according to the risk group of the control plan.