All meat processing and handling businesses must comply with food safety arrangements in the Meat Scheme ( or ).
The Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) (Meat) Regulations 2017 is also referred to as the Meat Scheme.
Meat food safety
You require accreditation if your business is involved in:
- Growing poultry.
- Killing, flaying and dressing of animals.
- Killing and dressing of birds.
- Killing and processing of game animals in the field.
- Boning out and/or further processing of meat and poultry.
- Manufacturing of smallgoods.
- Storing of meat and/or meat product in chillers or freezers.
- Transportation of meat and/or meat products.
Accreditation is not required if you have one of the following businesses:
- Retail businesses that sell meat in the same pack in which it was received.
- Businesses that slice and cut ready to eat meats for retail sale.
- Businesses that process meat, where the processing occurs in the preparation of meals, for sale to consumers, whether or not the meal is consumed on the premises.
- Restaurants, hotels, delis, cafes, lunch bars, takeaways and roadhouses where meat is prepared as part of a meal for customers or paying guests.
Download the Meat processing accreditation fact sheet () for more information.
Apply for accreditation
Use the following forms to:
- apply for accreditation
- notify when a business changes hands
- notify that a business has relocated.
Accreditation annual fees:
Annual fee includes:
- administration fee - $217, plus
- activity-based points system - $110 per point.
Food safety general enquiries
Phone: (08) 8429 0837
South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (SASQAP) enquiries
Program Leader SASQAP
Phone: (08) 8683 2533
Fax: (08) 8683 2560