Accreditation of a Commercial Meat or Poultry Producer - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to become a commercial meat and / or poultry producer, or run a meat processing business for the purposes of processing animals or animal carcasses for the production of meat for human consumption.

For the purposes of this accreditation, animals include, but are not limited to:

  • farmed rabbit
  • cattle
  • sheep
  • game
  • mutton birds
  • poultry
  • emu / ostrich
  • deer.

Activities undertaken by a meat producer may include:

  • slaughtering animals
  • producing meat from slaughtered animals
  • storing meat or meat products.

Producers of ready-to-eat meats also require this accreditation. Ready-to-eat meat is meat, meat product or poultry meat that is intended to be consumed without further heating or cooking, for example:

  • cooked or uncooked fermented meat
  • pate
  • dried meat
  • slow-cured meat
  • luncheon meat
  • cooked muscle meat including ham and beef.

Accredited meat and / or poultry producers will be required to comply with the Meat and Poultry Food Safety Scheme as prescribed by regulation. The Scheme requires accredited meat and poultry producers to:

  • comply with relevant standards
  • hold an accreditation in order to carry on a business involving the production or processing of meat and poultry
  • 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 Meat and Poultry 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.

For further eligibility information please consult the Contact Officer.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$542.50
Licence$271.25

Accredited meat producer employing less than 5 full-time meat handlers.

Licence$542.50

Accredited meat producer employing between 5 and 50 full-time meat handlers.

Licence$1,162.50

Accredited meat producer employing more than 50 full-time meat handlers.

TransferTransfer$465.00
VaryVariation$387.50

If the variation does not involve the approval or variation of a relevant food safety program.

Variation$465.00

If the variation involves the variation of a relevant food safety program for the accreditation.

Variation$465.00

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

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 (Meat and Poultry) 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

Supporting information

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