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 encourages rationalisation of regulation and standards within the industry, drives the direction of strategies that ensure meat safety standards and hygiene and monitors industry performance in respect of these.
The current priorities include: Standards and regulations, emergency disease management, animal diseases, residues, pathogens, systems development and management and communication and education. Read more >
Every sector of the supply chain in Australia is represented by SAFEMEAT, from cattle, sheep and goat producers and lot feeders, livestock agents, through to saleyard operators, transportation operators, processors, exporters and state and federal government officials. Read more >
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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.
Australian red meat —
Safe, healthy and delicious.