Food safety plan

The delivery of safe food to consumers requires specific attention at every step from farm to plate. A food safety plan guides the planning and management of slaughter activities at Class D and E rural slaughter establishments

The delivery of safe food to consumers requires specific attention at every step from farm to plate. A Food Safety Plan and Humane Slaughter Plan guide the planning and management of slaughter activities at Farmgate and Farmgate Plus slaughter establishments.

The Food Safety Plan supports farmers in pre-slaughter, slaughter and post-slaughter handling of meat, in order to address possible sources of food contamination.

The Humane Slaughter Plan supports farmers in ensuring they provide the required level of care for all the animals they slaughter.

The SlaughterRight training course guides participants through the development of both a Food Safety Plan and Humane Slaughter Plan for a proposed Farmgate or Farmgate Plus slaughter site.

Food Safety and Humane Slaughter Plans must be updated if a licence holder intends to change their operation by introducing new species or new operational activities.

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