Game Meat Processing Licence - Victoria

Service summary

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, 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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 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.

Ongoing requirements

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.

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$421.00

Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal$842.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Application

Apply

Please submit your application form, supporting documentation and fees directly with the Agency.


Administering agency

PrimeSafe

Act(s) name

Meat Industry Act 1993 (Victoria)

Contact details

Enquiries
PrimeSafe


Operating address:
150 Albert Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2057
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205

Phone:

03 9685 7333

Fax:

03 9696 5284
enquiries@primesafe.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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