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Audit Schedule

All meat and seafood processing facilities are required to undertake third party audits. Audit frequencies for each licence type are listed below.

Meat Facilities 

Licence categories Annual audit frequency
Abattoir
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 Facilities

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.