Mastering Good Hatchery Vaccination Practices is Now Quality Approved in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - Ceva Santé Animale is proud to announce that following Ceva global Quality Recognition announced last November 2016, Ceva South Africa is the first country to pass independently audited quality approval for the implementation of the C.H.I.C.K Program.
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The award ceremony was held in January 2017 at Ceva South Africa office. The official attestation was delivered by Mr. Rod Tyack, Bureau Veritas South Africa Director and Mr. Marc Roussel, Senior Vice President Africa, Bureau Veritas Group.

The implementation of the global hatchery services program, known commonly as the C.H.I.C.K Program (Ceva Hatchery Immunization Control Keys) in South Africa, sees about 11 Ceva’s hatchery specialist visiting more than 60 customer’s hatcheries per year to run a number of tests to check whether vaccines are properly stored, prepared and administered, as well as delivering continuous training to operators on the good hatchery vaccination practices.

During 2016, over 180 audits were performed to help set up corrective actions and improvement plans. To date, there are more than 500 vaccination equipment units operating in in Southern Africa. The shared aim with our customers is to have all birds well vaccinated in the hatchery before being sent to farms. “We believe that by making the C.H.I.C.K Program quality approved we are able to demonstrate our commitment to providing unique quality services to all our clients.” – Michael Faint: Ceva South Africa country manager.

The quality recognition was given based on the C.H.I.C.K Program Quality Code of Practice, a reference guide for which, compliance to its high standards will now be monitored by Bureau Veritas Group at a country level, all around the world.

Ludmila Starostina

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