Australian Meat Safety

Meat safety and hygiene is essential to the success of Australia's $18.5 billion industry.

Underpinning our commitment to meat safety and our internationally recognised disease-free status are a number of stringent standards and systems which have been developed to protect Australia’s high product standards.

Australia has an internationally recognised status of being free from all major epidemic diseases of sheep and cattle including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Scrapie and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). 

Meat safety systems ensure that when someone eats Australian red meat they are guaranteed not only that it is safe, but that the integrity of the product has been maintained from the farm and feedlot, to the saleyard, during transportation as well as through to processing and distribution.

Australia's integrity systems lead the world in food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate.


Australian Meat Safety