AUSTRALIAN QUARANTINE INSPECTION SERVICES
Export meat processing plants in Australia are required to operate under the Export Control Act 1982. Under this Act, Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005 provide the framework for meeting the detailed legislative requirements that apply to export meat processing plants.
This Act governs all aspects of how meat is handled during processing. Each export meat abattoir has a veterinary officer from AQIS - the Australian Government agency responsible for meat hygiene, safety regulation and certification - to verify that the legislation is being correctly implemented.