ADVANCED CARCASE FAT MEASUREMENT (ACFM)
AUS-MEAT Limited is an industry owned company operating as a
joint venture between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the
Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC). AUS-MEAT runs
efficient, disciplined business practices operating under
internationally recognised Quality Management Systems: ISO
Advanced Carcase Fat Measurement (ACFM)
The ACFM is a program that aims to recognise the skills of
carcase fat measurers by way of certification as Advanced Carcase
Fat Measurers. Meat Processing Establishments that pay and trade on
the basis of carcase fat measurement need highly trained and
skilled measurers to ensure that carcase fat depth is accurately
measured and recorded.
Establishments that participate in the program can progress to
the AUS-MEAT A+ Category thus demonstrating their commitment to
establishing, maintaining and continually improving a high level of
quality assurance within their AUS-MEAT program. The advanced
measuring skills of carcase fat measurers can be promoted within
company promotional material demonstrating a high level of
integrity for fat measurements and livestock grid payments.
ACFM - Program Types
The ACFM covers Beef, Sheep and Pig carcase fat measurements and
covers the different measuring devices - manual and electronic.
Individual ACFM Carcase Measurers will be issued a unique
Identification number which will be shown on Feedback Sheets when
Access to ACFM Training Workbooks is available via the AUS-MEAT
AUS-MEAT Independent Verification
AUS-MEAT will ensure all ACFM Carcase Measurers maintain a high
level of technique and accuracy by annual validation of their
proficiency. Certificates are issued attesting to this process.
ACFM Standards & Further Information
The complete suite of ACFM Standards and ACFM Workbooks (Bovine,
Ovine and Porcine) are available in the AUS-MEAT Members
site (Online Training).
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