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  • PrimeSafe eNews 13 now available

    10 May 2021

    PrimeSafe eNews is an electronic newsletter to inform PrimeSafe licensees about the latest risks and trends, and how regulation is accommodating these. It also provides updates on best practice in the management of food safety.

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    • Reminder for Upcoming Licence Renewals

      28 April 2021

      Reminder for Licence Renewals The following licence categories are required to be renewed before 30 June 2021: • Meat Transport Vehicle • Abattoir • Further Meat Processing Facility • Poultry Processing Facility • Prime Tallow Processing Facility • Inedible Rendering Facility • Pet Meat Processing Facility • Pet Food Establishment • Meat Inspectors Note: This year Meat Transport Vehicles must be inspected at designated locations (not at the PrimeSafe office). Read more about renewing your licence

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      • PrimeSafe Licences and Information are Online

        28 April 2021

        PrimeSafe licences are moving online, with PrimeSafe launching an online Licence Portal on its website at the end of April. PrimeSafe will initially concentrate on supporting the licensees who need to renew their licences before 30 June 2021, to ensure they can start using the PrimeSafe Licence Portal at this renewal. Read more about the PrimeSafe Licence Portal

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        • Harvesting Kangaroo for Human Consumption

          28 April 2021

          From 28 January 2021, kangaroo can be harvested in Victoria for human consumption, provided it is processed at PrimeSafe licensed game meat processing facility. Read more about the requirements to harvest kangaroos

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          • Changes to Allergen Labelling

            28 April 2021

            On 25 February 2021, The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was amended to introduce new requirements for labelling of allergens.

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            • Strengthening Food Safety Culture to Benefit Your Business

              28 April 2021

              Food safety culture is a set of food safety values, attitudes and practices shared by all employees within a food business, so food is produced in the safest possible manner.

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              • PrimeSafe eNews 12

                10 December 2020

                PrimeSafe eNews is an electronic newsletter to inform PrimeSafe licensees about the latest risks and trends, and how regulation is accommodating these. It also provides updates on best practice in the management of food safety.

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                • Licence renewal due for some categories

                  8 December 2020

                  PrimeSafe mailed renewals for retail butcher shops and seafood wholesalers, processor and retail licences last month. The following licence categories were sent renewals in November

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                  • Managing Listeria

                    8 December 2020

                    The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is widely distributed in the environment including soil, surface and spring water, animals, sewage and manure. It can cause serious, potentially fatal illness.

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                    • Introduction to Food Safety Culture

                      8 December 2020

                      PrimeSafe licensees must ensure the meat and seafood they harvest, produce, transport and sell is safe to eat. You must handle, prepare and store food in a way to prevent food-borne illness – this is known as food safety. Temperature control, good manufacturing practices, cleaning and sanitation are important to food safety.

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