Who is SAFEMEAT and what does it do?


SAFEMEAT is a partnership between the red meat and livestock industry and the state and federal governments of Australia.

This partnership ensures that Australian red meat and livestock products achieve the highest standards of safety and hygiene from the farm to the consumer. SAFEMEAT initiates research and development, develops communication linkages, monitors the status of Australia’s products, reviews standards and examines emerging issues that could have an impact on the industry in the future.

SAFEMEAT consists of a number of members, committees and working groups who work together to ensure that safe and hygienic red meat products are delivered to the market place - be it domestically or internationally.

Every sector of the supply chain in Australia is represented by SAFEMEAT, from cattle, sheep and goat producers through to saleyard operators, transportation operators, processors, exporters and government officials.

SAFEMEAT is supported by a Secretariat, located within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture (DoA) in Canberra, Australia.

Funding for the SAFEMEAT Secretariat is provided through Meat & Livestock Australia. Funding to attend meetings and undertake projects is provided by individual SAFEMEAT members.


Did You Know...

Australia holds a disease free status for FMD and TSE (BSE or 'mad-cows' disease and Scrapie)

The Australian red meat industry works closely with state and federal government agencies to ensure Australia’s meat safety systems remain world class.

Australian red meat —
Safe, healthy and delicious.

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