All meat and seafood processing facilities are required to undertake third party audits. Audit frequencies for each licence type are listed below.
|Licence categories||Annual audit frequency|
Game Meat Processing Facility
Pet Meat Processing Facility
|Every 3 months (quarterly)|
|Retail Butcher Shop*
Further Meat Processing Facility*
Prime Tallow Processing Facility
Inedible Rendering Facility
Pet Food Establishment
|Every six months (biannual)|
* Retail Butcher Shops and Further Meat Processing Facilities that manufacture smallgoods will require quarterly audits.
Seafood businesses require one audit a year. Any seafood processing facilities that process meat require audits on a biannual basis and any seafood processing facilities that manufacture smallgoods require audits on a quarterly basis.