24 May 2018
The Minister for Agriculture has advised PrimeSafe of changes to legislation that prescribe wild deer as game meat that may result in the expansion of the Victorian game meat industry.
PrimeSafe Direction for PrimeSafe Victorian Wildcatch (Abalone) and Victorian Wildcatch (Crustaceans) licence holders
21 May 2018
The Minister for Agriculture has announced that the handling of live abalone or live rock lobster would be exempt from PrimeSafe licensing requirements from 1 July 2018. PrimeSafe licence holders of a Victorian Wildcatch (Abalone) licence or Victorian Wildcatch (Crustaceans) licence have recently been mailed a PrimeSafe Direction notice with their renewal notice.
22 March 2018
The Australian Government has introduced a new country of origin food labelling system. Implementation of the new system commences on 1 July 2018. Under the new system, country of origin food labelling requirements are regulated by Australian consumer law.
20 February 2018
This edition features articles on allergens and meat and seafood transportation (Meat Transport Vehicles – MTVs).
27 October 2017
In Australia, meat is processed, packaged and labelled to obtain the maximum shelf life without creating a food safety risk to consumers. The PrimeNote which covers Shelf Life and Labelling Requirements for Meat Products is under review. The current draft review is available for download and feedback.
26 April 2017
To provide more support for businesses, accommodate structural change within the industries it regulates, and deliver on expectations from Government and licensees, some PrimeSafe licence categories and fees will change from July 1.
24 August 2016
A new electronic identification system for individual livestock is to be implemented for Victorian sheep and goat meat industries.
25 February 2016
Proposed Changes to PrimeSafe Licence Categories and Fees