The APIQ_® Standards Manual
The APIQ_® Standards and Performance Indicators, outlined in the APIQ_® Standards Manual, are the cornerstone of the APIQ_® Program.
The APIQ_® Standards are outcome-focused and supported by Performance Indicators.
Supplementary information is contained in additional APIQ Manuals and Guides which are designed for use by producers and other interested industry stakeholders.
The APIQ_® Standards in Version 4.5 5/2019 reflect producer compliance to the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals – Pigs and the APL National Environmental Guidelines for Piggeries.
The APIQ_® Standards have been developed to include optional certification for Free Range (FR), Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw (OB), verification when a producer is Gestation Stall Free (GSF), and/or Customer Specifications Verification for Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (CSC).