Licence to Process or Store Meat Products - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that processes, stores or handles meat. This includes businesses such as:

  • retail meat premises
  • meat vans
  • game meat harvesters' vehicles and field chillers (for animal food or human consumption)
  • meat processing plants
  • knackeries and rendering plants
  • domestic and export abattoirs.

Please note that:

  • this includes businesses that deal in a range of different animal meat (for example: red meat, poultry, rabbit, game meat, etc) and that there are specific rules for different types of meat
  • all meat product businesses must comply with relevant parts of the Food Standards Code
  • depending on the nature of your activities you may need to have an audited Food Safety Program in place for your business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Requirements will vary depending on your business type. Please consult the Contact Officer or refer to the website for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

12 months.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$50.00
Licence

Further fees are listed on the application form.

Approval time

The Authority aims to finalise applications within 4 weeks of conducting a licensing inspection / audit.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority


Operating address:
1 Macquarie St
Taree
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address:
PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430

Phone:

1300 552 406

Phone:

02 6552 3000

Fax:

02 6552 7239
contact@foodauthority.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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