Meat Premises Licence Application - MuttonbirdsTraining Requirements
Harvesting of Game Animals
Meat Premises Construction
Licence Application Procedure
Licence Application Form
Approval of Application
Currently, meat premises and associated operations must comply with the following:
A training package has been developed with input from industry and delivered jointly by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and the Tasmanian Skills Institute.
|i)||Meat Hygiene Act 1985 and Meat Hygiene Regulations 2003 - The Act and Regulations can be viewed at www.thelaw.tas.gov.au or from Print Applied Technology www.thepat.com.au, the successor to the Printing Authority of Tasmania, on Freecall 1800 030 940.|
|ii)||An Approved Quality Assurance (QA) Program.|
|iii)||Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Wild Game Meat for Human Consumption AS 4464 : 2007|
|iv)||Australian Standard for Construction of Premises and Hygienic Production of Poultry Meat for Human Consumption (Second Edition) AS 4465 : 2005 - (These Standards can be purchased from CSIRO Publishing at www.publish.csiro.au or Freecall 1800 645 051.|
|v)||Australian Standard for the Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption AS 4696 : 2007 - Copies are also available from CSIRO Publishing as above.|
Participants completing the course will meet the Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Wild Game Meat for Human Consumption and the Australian Standard for Construction of Premises and Hygienic Production of Poultry Meat for Human Consumption.
The above Standards require licensed operators and personnel responsible for the:
to have a range of knowledge and skills to ensure the wholesomeness of product for human consumption.
- harvesting of game animals;
- the processing of poultry and game; and
- the inspection of game and poultry meat and meat products
After appraisal, proponents who can demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and skills may be exempt from undertaking particular training modules. However, it will be mandatory for persons not possessing the required knowledge and skills to undertake training to meet the requirements of the Standards prior to the Chief Inspector of Meat Hygiene considering the issue or renewal of a licence under the provisions of the Meat Hygiene Act 1985.
These licences and permits are issued by the DPIPWE's Wildlife Management Branch at their Hobart Office and can be viewed on their Game Management web page. For further information, please ring 6233 6556.
Meat premises construction must comply with the Tasmanian Building Act 2000, Building Regulations 1994 and Plumbing Regulations 1994. The technical requirements are found in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Tasmanian Plumbing Code.
The BCA contains provisions which relate specifically to meat premises in Tas Part H106. You will need to apply to the Local Council for a Building Permit and a Plumbing Permit.
In order for the Chief Inspector of Meat Hygiene to consider your application, you must provide the following details:
|1.||A completed Licence Application Form.|
|2.||Plans as Approved by Local Government (a copy of the layout, ie, floor plan, will be sent to the Chief Inspector of Meat Hygiene for comment during assessment of the plans by the Building Surveyor).|
|3.||A Draft HACCP based QA Program.|
|4.||Agreement in writing from yourself to amend the QA Program as required by DPIPWE once operations commence at the premises.|
|5.||Water test results indicating suitability for use in meat premises, ie. Water must be potable. (Testing to be conducted by a certified laboratory).|
|6.||Approval in writing from Local Government of DPIPWE’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Division regarding your nominated methods of effluent and solid waste disposal.|
|7.|| Documentation attesting to the completion of recognised training.|
|8.||Any further information the Chief Inspector of Meat Hygiene may require.|
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Should your application be approved, the following is required by this office prior to issue of the licence:
Upon issuing the licence, you will be notified of the audit frequency applicable to your premises.
|A.||Copy of Certificate of Completion as provided by the Building Surveyor|
The licence will be endorsed with a number of conditions that must be complied with prior to the commencement of operations. These conditions must be met by the operator while the licence is in effect.
It is recommended that you liaise with your Local Council before applying for a licence. They can advise you on construction requirements and appropriate waste disposal methods.
Note that the information on this page provides requirements applicable to domestic meat premises trading within Australia. For details of overseas export requirements:
Contact: AQISAustralian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS)
Freecall 1800 020 504
Phone: 03 6233 3352
Fax: 03 6234 6785
Please contact Neville Price, Food Safety Auditor, Food Safety Branch, 6336 5333 (Mobile 0438 131 413) should you require further assistance in applying for a meat premises licence under the Meat Hygiene Act 1985.
Contact: Food Safety Auditor (Standard & Compliance) - StatewidePhone: 1300 368 550