Minor meat species
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is developing a primary production and processing standard for minor meat species as part of a series of national food safety standards.
PPP standards (which only apply in Australia) aim to strengthen food safety and traceability throughout the food supply chain from paddock to plate.
Proposal 1014 is looking at possible food safety measures for meat species not covered by another proposal for farmed cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. Species covered by this proposal include crocodile, rabbit, ostrich and emu.
One of the options being considered in Proposal 1014 is a draft standard that would have minimal primary production requirements, where relevant (e.g. for traceability, inputs and managing waste). Processing controls currently in place under existing state and territory legislation (i.e. Australian Standards) would be included in the draft standard.
Another option would involve retaining the current situation and abandoning the proposal following consideration of submissions received from the first round of public comment.
FSANZ is working with industry, government and consumers on the standard.
Consultation and communication
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