How does Australia ensure its red meat products are safe?

Underpinning Australia’s commitment to meat safety and its internationally recognised disease-free status are a number of stringent standards and systems which have been developed to protect Australia’s high red meat product standards.

The Australian government and the red meat and livestock industry have established SAFEMEAT, a joint partnership consisting of representatives from government and industry.

SAFEMEAT provides oversight and direction into a range of meat safety systems that are in place throughout the Australian production supply chain; whether it is on the farm and at the feedlot, at the saleyard, during transportation or during processing and distribution.

SAFEMEAT is dedicated to promoting Australia's best practice management systems that ensure when customers purchase red meat or livestock products from Australia they can be confident in the quality and safety of their choice.

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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.

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