You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that processes or packages game meat or game meat products. Game meat includes rabbit, hare, pig, goat and kangaroo and any other prescribed animal.
Game meat processing can be carried out at an abattoir or meat processing facility provided no game meat processing occurs during the processing of non-game meat, all equipment is cleaned and sanitised before processing non-game meat, and a valid game meat processing licence is in place.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- put in place a quality assurance program (food safety plan) including the following components: Organisational Chart, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan, Cleaning Program, Maintenance Program, Pest Control Program, Training Program, Calibration Program, Traceability Program, and Recall Program
- provide PrimeSafe with confirmation that you have engaged an approved Accredited Certification Body to enable audit of the Quality Assurance program
- ensure that the facility complies with the construction requirements of the appropriate Standards prior to submitting the application.
You will need to comply with any restrictions or conditions placed on your licence. You must make arrangements with a contracted Accredited Certification Body for an auditor to be present at the facility within the first seven days of operation. Weekly quality control audits will continue until a quality assurance program is implemented.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Please submit your application form, supporting documentation and fees directly with the Agency.
Meat Industry Act 1993 (Victoria)
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