SAFEMEAT is a partnership between industry and government that provides a platform for engagement and collaboration on policy that ensures Australian meat products adhere to the highest standards of safety - from the paddock to the plate.
SAFEMEAT provides strategic input and advice on the meat safety systems that are in place throughout the production supply chain; whether it is on the farm and at the feedlot, at the saleyard, during transportation, or during processing and distribution.
To support these systems, the Australian government and the red meat and livestock industry established SAFEMEAT, a consultative partnership consisting of representatives from government and industry.
A collaborative platform
SAFEMEAT provides its members with a forum to develop unified policy for the Australian meat industry's integrity systems, ensuring that there is a streamlined, integrated and collaborative approach to the delivery of safe and hygienic Australian meat.
Monitors trends and issues
SAFEMEAT proactively monitors emerging meat safety and hygiene issues that may impact on Australian meat and livestock products, and provides strategic input and advice to ensure that risks are mitigated, and market related opportunities for the Australian meat and livestock industry, and individual businesses operating within it, are maximised.
Promotes best practice
SAFEMEAT is dedicated to promoting Australia's best practice management systems that ensure when customers purchase meat or livestock from Australia, they can have confidence in the quality and safety of their choice.
Partnership members generally meet twice a year and currently include:
The SAFEMEAT partnership is supported by the Advisory Group. The Advisory Group meets regularly to drive the business plan work program and as required for other purposes.
Advisory Group members include:
The SAFEMEAT Secretariat is located within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in Canberra, Australia.
Funding for the SAFEMEAT Secretariat is provided through Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.
Funding to attend meetings and undertake projects is provided by individual SAFEMEAT members.
New South Wales