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.

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 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 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 need 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.

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.


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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (Meat and Poultry) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Food Safety Branch

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Food Safety Management Officer

Food Safety Branch

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3091