The LPA On-Farm Quality Assurance Standards are required to be
audited by qualified accredited third party (external)
During the first year, two audits are completed including the
initial accreditation audit and an initial surveillance audit at a
six month interval.
Thereafter, external audits are conducted at twelve monthly
intervals, unless problems (non-conformances) are encountered on a
property, in which case, external audit frequency may be increased.
In addition, accredited producers are required to conduct two
"internal" reviews of their management and record keeping systems
Where a producer seeking to gain accreditation can demonstrate
that they already operate under a recognised quality system
(Cattlecare, Flockcare or NFAS accreditation) and they have
successfully completed two external audits, the
producer can by application, request audits to be conducted on an
annual basis commencing from the initial accreditation audit.
Producers are required to "self-monitor" and correct problems
when they arise, not wait until an audit is due.
You can contact an accredited Auditor and arrange for an
inspection of your property.
For a list of registered LPA QA Auditors call the AUS-MEAT
Office on 07 3361 9200.
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