Australian Standard AS 4696:2007 Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to produce or transport meat intended for human consumption. It sets requirements for the following activities:

  • receipt and slaughter of animals
  • the dressing of carcasses
  • processing (including further processing)
  • packaging
  • handling
  • storage of meat or meat products for human consumption and other purposes, whether for domestic use or for export.

Meat is defined as the dressed carcass and carcass parts of an animal that have been passed as suitable for human consumption. The standard contains rules for the construction of premises and transportation of meat and meat products. It is broad enough to apply to meat handlers and retailers who store or prepare meat and meat products. It also applies to transportation from the retailer to the consumer.

You will be required to ensure your vehicle complies with this standard if you intend to obtain a licence to transport meat.

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Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Meat Industry Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Meat Industry Regulations 2015 Victoria

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