Further information on meat and game processing food safety
Further information on food safety for the meat and game processing industry, for example, homekill, Cystericercus bovis, Salmonella brandenburg, and sulphides in meat.
- Homekill [PDF, 2055 KB]
This guide explains the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999 in relation to homekill and recreational catch. It also includes key information on animal welfare and recommendations for food safety.
The Animal Products (Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption) Notice 2000 (the Notice), clause 56, prohibits the supply for primary processing of animal material from previously farmed mammals which have become feral and then been killed, unless the intending supplier has obtained written approval from the Director-General prior to the killing of the mammals.
Practices on lifestyle blocks and farms impact on the safety and suitability of animals for
processing and on the resulting animal products' eligibility for trade. Knowledge of these practices is essential for our export trade. The purpose of the ASD is to transfer key information about an animal, or group or animals, to the next person in charge of the animals, and ultimately to the processor.
This guidance document provides information about Cystericercus bovis for farmers.
Preventing cooked or ready-to-eat (RTE) foods from becoming contaminated by other activities in your shop is the most important of your food safety activities. Cross contamination can happen in a variety of ways, such as when there is direct contact between cooked and raw meat, when cooked food is placed on dirty surfaces, when someone touches cooked food after handling raw product.