Accreditation of a Pet Food Producer - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate as a commercial pet food producer. A pet food producer can slaughter animals or birds, or process carcasses for the making of pet food.

Accredited pet food producers will be required to comply with the Pet Food Safety Scheme as prescribed by regulation. The Scheme requires accredited producers to:

  • comply with relevant standards
  • hold an accreditation in order to carry on a business involving the supply, production or processing of pet food
  • prepare and implement an approved food safety program which is audited at least once a year.

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

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must:

  • prepare and implement a food safety program under the Pet Food Safety Scheme
  • provide any information required by the Agency
  • complete the relevant form
  • if required, allow the Chief Inspector to make any inspections of premises, plant or equipment as deemed necessary
  • pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$387.50
Transfer$310.00
Licence$271.25Accredited pet food producer employing fewer than 5 full-time employees.
Licence$542.50

Accredited pet food producer employing between 5 and 50 full-time employees.

Licence$1,162.50

Accredited pet food producer employing more than 50 full-time employees.

Variation$271.25If the variation does not involve the approval or variation of a pet food safety program.
Variation$310.00

If the variation involves the variation of an approved pet food safety program for the accreditation.

Variation$310.00

If the variation involves the approval of a new pet food safety program for the accreditation that is in addition to, or in substitution for, an existing approved pet food safety program for the accreditation.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Accreditation as a Pet Food Producer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (Pet Food) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Food Safety Management Officer, Food Safety
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6165 3091

Fax:

03 6233 6386
Owen.Hunt@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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