Approving Equivalence of Alternative Techniques Procedures Relating to AS 4696:2007

The Department of Health has developed a number of documents associated with the implementation of Food Unit Notice 18.01 – Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedures (PDF 247 KB).

The table below provides a brief overview of the associated documents, intended to be used by enforcement agencies, food businesses and Meat Inspectors.

Document  Description
Food Unit Notice 18.01 – Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedures (PDF 247 KB) The Food Unit Notice has been issued to assist the controlling authority, relevant enforcement agencies, food businesses and meat inspectors with implementing the changes to meat inspection set out in AS 4696:2007.  
The Australian Meat Regulators Group (AMRG) has developed “Guideline 2019:1 – Post Mortem Meat Inspection - Alternative Techniques to Schedule 2 of AS 4696:2007” (PDF 369 KB) (Guideline). The Guideline is an attachment to and is to be read in conjunction with the Food Unit Notice.
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 17 – Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Risk-based Review of Post-mortem Inspection CLA of Sheep and Goats (PDF 252 KB) Fact Sheet 17 outlines the rationale and description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to post mortem inspection of Caseous Lymphadentitis (CLA) of sheep and goats.
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 18: Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Risk-based Review of Post-mortem Inspection of Spleens  of Sheep and Goats (PDF 244 KB)
Fact Sheet 18 outlines the rationale and description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to post mortem inspection of spleens of sheep and goats.  
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 19: Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Minimal risk inspection for tuberculosis in cattle and buffalo inspection (PDF 257 KB) Fact Sheet 19 outlines the rationale and description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to minimal risk inspection for tuberculosis in cattle and buffalo inspection.
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 20: Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Risk-based review of routine visual inspection of pigs (PDF 379 KB) Fact Sheet 20 outlines the rationale and description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to risk-based review of routine visual inspection of pigs.
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 21: Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Risk-based Review of Post-mortem Inspection of Kidneys in Pigs (PDF 260 KB) Fact Sheet 21 outlines the rationale and description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to risk-based review of post mortem inspection of kidneys in pigs. 
Food Act 2008 (WA) Fact Sheet 22: Australian Standard Alternative Equivalent Procedure: Risk-based Review of Post-mortem Inspection of Kidneys in Sheep and Goats (PDF 358 KB) Fact sheet 22 outlines the rationale description of the alternative technique and additional information pertaining to risk-based review of post-mortem inspection of kidneys in sheep and goats. 
  
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