ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
HACCP / Ausmeat / halal / kosher
AUSTRALIAN MEAT INDUSTRY COUNCIL (amic) / MEAT AND LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA (mla)
HACCP is a food safety and risk assessment plan that was originally developed in the 1960’s by NASA and a group of food safety specialists.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and outlines seven key principles in food safety - Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points, Critical Limits, Critical Control Monitoring, Corrective Action, Procedures, and Record Keeping. HACCP can be applied to all processes throughout each and every stage of the food supply chain. This includes production, preparation, packaging and distribution.
The AUSMEAT language is based on product description and objective measurements of various carcass traits such as hot weight, fat depth, sex and age of animals. Processors use the Language to define company specifications, which determine particular 'grades'. The Language covers descriptions for primal cuts and offal products derived from Beef, Veal, Sheep and Goat. The AUSMEAT Language has been adopted throughout the Australian meat industry and by most customers in importing countries.
Many of Australia’s meat packers and dairy manufacturers are officially accredited with the Islamic society in their state who have approved their processes to be acceptable to Muslims and the Islamic faith. As such a Halal certificate can be provided in most instances upon prior request.
Many of Australia’s meat packers and dairy manufacturers are officially accredited with Kosher Australia who have approved their processes to be acceptable to Jews and the Jewish faith. As such a Kosher certificate can be provided in most instances upon prior request.
Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)
The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) strives to be the recognised leader in delivering world-class research, development and marketing outcomes that benefit Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers.