Licensing

Poultry Processing Facility standards and guidelines

PrimeSafe licence conditions require all poultry processing facilities to comply with relevant Australian and Victorian standards, and guidelines.

The relevant standards and guidelines for a poultry processing facility that slaughter the following animals are below:

Birds

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Poultry Meat (Standard 4.2.2)

´╗┐Australian Standard for Construction of Premises and Hygienic Production of Poultry Meat for Human Consumption (AS 4465:2005)

A Guide to the Implementation and Auditing of HACCP

Microbiological Testing for Process Monitoring in the Poultry Industry (AS 4465:2005, Appendix A Guidelines)

Farmed Rabbit

Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Rabbit Meat for Human Consumption (AS 4466:1997)

A Guide to the Implementation and Auditing of HACCP

Microbiological Testing for Process Monitoring in the Meat Industry Guidelines

Licence Endorsement for Additional Species

A poultry processing facility seeking to slaughter additional animals must first apply to PrimeSafe for an endorsement on their licence. The request must be in writing and include:

  • The additional animal species to be slaughtered;
  • Written verification from your third party auditor stating that the quality assurance arrangements at your facility cover all new procedures for the slaughter of the additional species; and
  • An application for the approval of a brand (if applicable).

PrimeSafe will conduct an inspection of your facility to establish compliance with the relevant standard. Where your facility complies with the relevant standard, you will be granted approval to slaughter the additional species and issued a new licence certificate.