Proposed guidance document on the production of uncooked comminuted fermented salami (UCFM)
Contact: Animal products team
Update – November 2017
Guidance document issued
Industry groups who made submission on the draft guide were generally supportive of the update. Some minor changes have been made to the draft to further clarify sections relating to processing aids and bacterial counts on the ingoing meat.
Background to consultation
MPI sought feedback on the guidance document – Production of uncooked fermented salami (UCFM).
This document was developed to provide guidance to help processors of uncooked comminuted fermented meat (UCFM) products to comply with the Food (Uncooked Comminuted Fermented Meat) Standard 2008. It has been rewritten to reflect any legislative updates and to transfer to the new requirements and guidance template.
The document covers the processing requirements and good operating practices for the production of safe UCFM products.
Your views sought
MPI invited you to comment on the draft guidance document.
We were particularly interested in feedback on these questions:
- Is the level of detail appropriate?
- Are the technical aspects correct?
- Are the procedures practical and achievable?
- Are there any areas that need more guidance?
- Draft – Guidance Document: Production of uncooked fermented salami [PDF, 794 KB]
- Submissions template [DOCX, 27 KB]
- Guidelines for the production of uncooked comminuted fermented meat (UCFM) products [PDF, 733 KB]
- UCFM Standard 2008 [PDF, 106 KB]
- Making uncooked salami (uncooked comminuted fermented meat or UCFM) [PDF, 595 KB]
Making your submission
Submissions closed at 5pm on 29 September 2017.
Submissions are public information
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