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The Control of Salmonella in Poultry (Scotland) Order 2008

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Method of sampling of four-week-old birds etc.

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7.—(1) An occupier must use the methods set out in this paragraph when sampling–

(a)in the case of breeding flocks, four-week-old birds; and

(b)in the case of both breeding flocks and laying flocks, birds two weeks before the date they are moved to a laying unit or (if they are not moved) the date they are expected to come into lay.

(2) The sample must consist of–

(a)a minimum of two pairs of boot swabs; or

(b)a composite faeces sample.

(3) In this paragraph, “a composite faeces sample” means a sample of faeces consisting of at least sixty samples each of which weighs not less than 1 gram and each of which is taken from a site selected at random to represent the flock from which it is taken.

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