Third Party Auditors

How to achieve PrimeSafe certification as a third party auditor

Audits at PrimeSafe licensed facilities are conducted by PrimeSafe approved third party auditing companies (or conformity assessment bodies).

A third party auditing company seeking PrimeSafe certification must submit a written proposal. For a proposal to be considered, the proposal will need to include details and evidence confirming the requirements outlined below.

What requirements are needed to apply to be a PrimeSafe approved third party auditing company?

The requirements include:

  • Accreditation with the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) or alternatively, having applied, be pursuing such accreditation. Accreditation must be achieved within six months of applying for such accreditation;
  • The third party auditing company and the auditors employed by the third party auditing company must meet the fit and proper person requirements of the Meat Industry Act 1993 and the Seafood Safety Act 2003; and
  • The third party auditing company and the auditors employed by the third party auditing company must be qualified to national competency standards.

Where a proposal to perform audits on behalf of PrimeSafe is approved, the third party auditing company will enter into a Quality Assurance Audit Agreement with PrimeSafe.