Frequently asked questions

meat safety in australia

Supplying over 100 markets globally, Australia is one of the world’s largest red meat exporters. The Australian red meat and livestock industry is committed to food safety, integrity and traceability.

Australia has an internationally recognised status of being free from all major epidemic diseases of sheep and cattle including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Scrapie and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

  • Important advice for livestock producers – Russian market eligibility: LPA NVD Requirements, Revised
    30-Mar-2017

  • 30 May 2017 For Russian Market Access Detection of oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline residues in meat or offal in Russia will result in the meat processor, and potentially Australia, being banned from that market. Russia has been Australia’s fourth most important market. ... READ MORE

  • STATEMENT: SAFEMEAT consideration of Sheepcatcher II report
    31-Mar-2017

  • SAFEMEAT PARTNERS Tuesday, 28 March 2017 The results from the recent Sheepcatcher II report into the performance of Australia’s traceability systems for sheep and goats have been welcomed by SAFEMEAT Chair Ross Keane, following a meeting of the SAFEMEAT Partners. Between 2 ... READ MORE

  • SAFEMEAT Annual Report: 2015/16
    15-Mar-2017

  • The SAFEMEAT Annual Report provides details on SAFEMEAT's progress against its terms of reference and summarises critical policy issues and work programs overseen by SAFEMEAT during 2015-16. Click here (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=204782) to download a copy of the of the SAFEMEAT Annual Repo... READ MORE