Australian Standard AS 5010-2001 Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Ratite (Emu / Ostrich) Meat for Human Consumption - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you run an abattoir or meat processing facility where emus or ostriches (ratite) are slaughtered or processed. This standard applies to the construction and equipment of all processing premises where ratites are slaughtered for the production of ratite meat for human consumption. It contains the minimum construction, and hygienic production requirements for premises used for the production of wholesome ratite meat.

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

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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
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