International regulation of agriculture

International standards for agriculture

The agricultural sector of the economy is an important element of food security in the world. That is why companies working in it must follow general international standards that will help provide the consumer with a quality product. Agribusiness is a very promising and profitable direction among entrepreneurs, therefore it implies a high level of competition. All products must be subject to a multi-stage inspection, which will allow you to make sure of their safety. For our part, we are ready to help you simplify the process of finding the necessary information that will help you improve the quality of the product you produce. We are talking about international standards, which you can familiarize yourself with on our website. All documents contain those provisions that determine the requirements for production processes, as well as for the inspection of finished products. This step will help you increase your company's competitiveness and significantly increase your advantage over your opponents. Today, we have collected for you the most relevant documents that you should familiarize yourself with if you want to improve the efficiency of your work and increase profits. You can also use them to audit your current situation. You can familiarize yourself with all the standards by following the links at the end of this article.

Food processing machinery - Bulk milk coolers on farms - Requirements for performance, safety and hygiene

SIST EN 13732:2022 (MAIN)

Agricultural companies working in the field of animal husbandry have to solve many issues related to ensuring the proper functioning of their enterprise. Products of animal origin require special storage conditions. In particular, we can talk about dairy products. If you are engaged in the production of bulk milk, then you should familiarize yourself with this international standard.

1.1   This document specifies requirements for design, performance, safety and hygiene of refrigerated bulk milk coolers and the related methods of test.
NOTE   The informative Annex J gives some elements regarding the estimation and calculation of energy consumption. 
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to bulk milk coolers on farm, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

It applies to refrigerated bulk milk tanks with air-cooled condensing units and automatic control intended for installation on farms or at milk collection points. It applies to tanks for two milkings (24 h), four milkings (48 h) and six milkings (72 h), in which the cooling takes place totally (non-pre-cooled milk) or partially (in case of pre-cooled milk) within the tank. It also applies to tanks in combination with a continuous system of milking (e.g. milking with robot).

1.2 This document does not cover:

- mobile tanks;

- tanks intended to be tilted for drainage;

- equipment for delivering the milk to the tank;

- equipment for pre-cooling of the milk;

- the hazards due to the use of other energy than electrical energy;

- pressure aspect of vacuum tanks (i.e. tanks where the inner part of the vessel is designed to operate at a pressure below atmospheric pressure).

1.3 Noise is not considered to be a significant hazard, but relevant for bulk milk coolers. This document therefore includes information in 7.1 and in Annex A concerning the manufacturer's declaration of the noise emission level of the cooler.

1.4 This document does not cover the calibration requirements for the tank to be used as a system for payment purpose.

1.5 This document is not applicable to bulk milk coolers on farm which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.

Industrial production of dairy products is a complex technological process that requires many nuances. In order to facilitate the process of adapting your work according to international requirements. If you are interested in the international standard mentioned above follow the link below.

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers

SIST EN 62841-4-2:2019/A11:2022 (AMENDMENT)

A distinctive feature of the modern agricultural complex is its high level of production modernization. Modern equipment makes it possible to obtain a high-quality product in larger quantities. Such a situation became possible thanks to companies engaged in the production of equipment for farmers. If you are such a company, then we advise you to familiarize yourself with this international standard.

2021-04-12: This prAB includes common mods to EN 62841-4-2:2019/A1 (PR=73662)
DOW=DOR+48 months

The production of agricultural machinery is a fairly competitive market, which gives the consumer the opportunity to choose. That is why companies need to be able to adapt to the current needs of the market. International standards, which we regularly update, can help you with this. To access the full text of this document, follow the links below.

Vapour products — Determination of e-liquid vaporised mass and aerosol collected mass

ISO 24197:2022 (MAIN)

One of the natural processes that can occur with agricultural products is evaporation of products. However, this process must be regulated and defined. In order to properly control it, you should familiarize yourself with this international standard.

This document specifies a method of measurement of the masses of e-liquid vaporised and the aerosol collected from vapour product(s). It does not specify the vapour product(s), the vapour product(s) operational settings or, e-liquid to be used. NOTE Application of this document can be required as a preliminary step for subsequent analyses.

Some technological processes can be more complex. That is why international standards can come in handy. One such useful document is the above-mentioned standard. If you have any questions about whether you should use it in your work, you can ask our specialists on our website.

Agricultural sprayers — Recording of spray drift parameters

ISO 4444:2022 (MAIN)

Modern agriculture actively uses such equipment as sprays in its work. They can have different purposes, but the companies involved in their production must comply with certain requirements. In particular, we can talk about the provisions that are described in this international standard.

This document defines requirements on the electronic measurements (during spray operation) and recording of operator-controlled application parameters that influence spray drift, when specified for certain drift reduction technologies (DRT). The values measured and recorded can be used to compare the setting of the sprayer with the provisions authorized for the specific DRT. The document is applicable for sprayers for both field and tree and bush crops. It does not apply to hand held and portable sprayers. The following parameters are covered in this document:

a) spray pressure (pressure of the spray liquid and air in case of twin-fluid nozzles);

b) nozzle height (field crop sprayers);

c) fan rotational speed (for air assisted sprayers);

d) sprayer forward speed.

This document does not specify:

— the exact length of the recording period;

— the verification of the measured and recorded parameters;

— the requirements for data format and exchange because they are covered by other ISO standards.

This document does not specify which of the four parameters needs to be monitored.

This international standard will be a very useful document that manufacturers of agricultural sprays should familiarize themselves with. Given the fact that this equipment is widely used in the work of the agricultural sector, you need to pay attention to the parameters that they must meet. You can read the full text on our website.

Use of international standards to increase the efficiency of agriculture

Agriculture is one of the most profitable segments of the market, which is why it attracts many entrepreneurs. However, if your company works in this field, then you understand that you need to consider many important nuances in your work. It is also worth talking about the high level of competition in this market. The end consumer wants to receive a high-quality product that will also be completely safe for consumption. Your products are subject to strict control and a large number of checks by the relevant authorities. Suppose you want to significantly surpass your competitors, as well as be leaders in the field of agriculture. In that case, you should focus your work on international standards that regulate this industry. In particular, we can talk about the international standards that we have considered in this article. They will come in handy if you want to adapt your production to international standards, as well as discover the possibility of expanding the geography of your company. On our website you can find a lot of useful information, which is divided into thematic categories. We advise you to familiarize yourself with other standards that are posted on our website. If you have any questions during the review, you can ask them to our specialists, who will also help you choose the most suitable international standards that will relate to the specifics of your work. If you want to increase your company's profitability and expand your loyal customer base, then follow the links we have left for you below.