All meat processing and handling businesses must comply with food safety arrangements in the Meat Scheme (PDF 289.9 KB or DOC 765.5 KB).

The Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) (Meat Industry) Regulations 2006 is also referred to as the Meat Scheme.

Meat food safety


You require accreditation if your business is involved in:

  • Growing poultry.
  • Killing, flaying and dressing of animals. 
  • Killing and dressing of birds. 
  • Killing and processing of game animals in the field. 
  • Boning out and/or further processing of meat and poultry. 
  • Manufacturing of smallgoods. 
  • Storing of meat and/or meat product in chillers or freezers. 
  • Transportation of meat and/or meat products.

Accreditation is not required if you have one of the following businesses:

  • Retail businesses that sell meat in the same pack in which it was received.
  • Businesses that slice and cut ready to eat meats for retail sale. 
  • Businesses that process meat, where the processing occurs in the preparation of meals, for sale to consumers, whether or not the meal is consumed on the premises. 
  • Restaurants, hotels, delis, cafes, lunch bars, takeaways and roadhouses where meat is prepared as part of a meal for customers or paying guests.

Apply for accreditation

Use the following forms to:

  • apply for accreditation
  • notify when a business changes hands
  • notify that a business has relocated.

Meat Food Safety Scheme application for accreditation (PDF 182.7 KB)

Poultry (on farm) Food Safety Scheme application for accreditation (PDF 144.5 KB)

Accreditation annual fees:

Annual fee includes:

  • administration fee - $212, plus
  • activity-based points system - $108 per point.

View information on how points are calculated (PDF 118.7 KB or DOCX 19.8 KB)

Contact us

Food safety general enquiries

Phone: (08) 8207 7964

South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (SASQAP) enquiries

Clinton Wilkinson
Program Leader SASQAP
Phone: (08) 8683 2533
Fax: (08) 8683 2560


Page Last Reviewed: 13 Jul 2016
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