Accreditation of a Commercial Meat or Poultry Producer - Tasmania


You will need 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.

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 need 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 meat, dried or cured meat and luncheon meat.

Accredited producers will need to comply with the Meat and Poultry 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 production or processing of meat and poultry
  • prepare and implement an approved food safety program which is audited at least once a year.

Service type


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
  • allow the Chief Inspector to make any inspections of premises, plant or equipment as deemed necessary.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Accreditation Fees and Charges (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Guidelines for the Safe Manufacture of Smallgoods - PDF (Opens in new window)
General Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Listeria Monocytogenes in Smallgoods: Risks and Controls - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (Meat and Poultry) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Approval time

60 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Food Safety Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.