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  • 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


  • Safe use of fats and oils in stock feeds prepared for ruminants
    29-Aug-2016

  • SAFEMEAT, the Australian Renderers Association (ARA) and the Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia (SFMCA) remind producers about the safe use of recycled fats and oils in ruminant feed. A copy of the fats and oils stock feeds factsheet can be downloaded by going to t... READ MORE

  • LPA NVD phase-out
    04-Sep-2015

  • Red meat producers will need to ensure they have the current Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) form from 16 November 2015, as all older forms will not be accepted under the LPA program. The current LPA NVD will be required for movements of all LPA accredite... READ MORE


  • SAFEMEAT Initiatives Review Steering Group Report
    21-Aug-2015

  • A sustainable future has been mapped out for Australia’s red meat industry’s integrity system in the SAFEMEAT Initiatives Review Steering Group’s Final Report. Released to industry today, the Report details a pathway to achieving the SAFEMEAT Initiatives Review vision of a... READ MORE

  • Plague locust control operations 2015
    20-May-2015

  • Livestock, feed and fodder could be exposed to the chemicals used in plague locust controls and could cause unacceptable levels of chemical residues. For the latest information brochures about Plague Locusts and Wingless Grasshoppers and how to avoid the risks of residues in meat due to plague l... READ MORE


  • Old Versions of LPA NVDs to be Phased Out
    11-Nov-2014

  • SAFEMEAT will phase out all but the most recent versions of LPA National Vendor Declarations (NVD’s) at some time during 2015. The Chair of SAFEMEAT Partners, Ross Keane has announced that the policy will apply to all LPA NVDs prior to the 0413 versions for cattle, EU cattle, sheep an... READ MORE

  • Coal Seam Gas Production and Implications for Livestock
    15-Apr-2014

  • Coal Seam Gas (CSG) production involves sinking wells into coal seams where natural gas, primarily methane, is trapped by high pressure water. The extraction process involves “dewatering” seams by pumping water to the surface to release the pressure and allow gases to flow. A separator a... READ MORE


  • Declarations essential for feedstuffs when drought feeding
    25-Mar-2014

  • With drought still affecting significant areas of rural Australia SAFEMEAT is urging livestock producers to seek information on the chemical residue status of fodder, grains and by-products fed to livestock. SAFEMEAT Chairman Ross Keane, warned that some supplementary feeds, including some by-p... READ MORE


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  • The facts about BSE and potential beef imports to Australia
    26-Feb-2010

  • On 20 October 2009, the Australian Government announced a change in Australia’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) food safety policy for imported beef and beef products setting new requirements for countries that wish to export beef and beef products to Australia. The new policy c... READ MORE


  • Checking feed for chemical residues essential
    09-Nov-2007

  • The Chairman of SAFEMEAT, Jack Ware, today urged livestock producers to be aware of chemical residues when feeding supplementary feeds to livestock. Mr Ware said that there is a risk that some supplementary feeds will have been treated with agricultural chemicals and this could potentially l... READ MORE

  • CowCatcher traceability exercise a success
    23-Jul-2007

  • The Chairman of SAFEMEAT, Jack Ware today stated that the recent ‘CowCatcher II’ cattle traceability exercise undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was a success. Mr Ware said the CowCatcher II exercise tested the ability of each state to comply with... READ MORE

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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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