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).
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 product standards.
The Australian government and the red meat and livestock industry established SAFEMEAT, a joint partnership consisting of representatives from government and industry. SAFEMEAT is dedicated to promoting Australia's best practice management systems that ensure when customers purchase red meat or livestock from Australia they can be confident in the quality and safety of their choice.
SAFEMEAT provides oversight and direction on the meat safety systems that are in place throughout the production supply chain; whether it is on the farm and at the feedlot, at the saleyard, during transportation or during processing and distribution:
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The meat safety systems in place throughout the supply chain are unparalleled and offer all consumers of Australian meat a guarantee of food safety and hygiene. 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.