Guideline - Trade descriptions

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​​​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, December 2018

This document is intended as an operational guideline for the development of trade description requirements documented in an export registered meat establishment’s Approved Arrangement. It is supplementary to the Approved Arrangement Guidelines.

This guideline outlines the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) and AUS-MEAT in relation to:

  • Delegation of trade description operational responsibilities to AUS-MEAT
  • Roles and responsibilities for trade description on AUS-MEAT accredited abattoirs and independent boning rooms
  • Roles and responsibilities for trade description on non-AUS-MEAT accredited export meat establishments
  • Approved arrangement requirements for market access animal raising claims.

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