Some important changes are being introduced to enhance and strengthen the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program.
Coming into effect on the 1st of October 2017, the changes will help to further safeguard Australia’s enviable status as a world leader in red meat safety, integrity and traceability.
From 1st October 2017:
1. Two new modules will become requirements of LPA accreditation: on-farm biosecurity and animal welfare practices.
2. LPA-accredited producers will need to renew LPA accreditation every three years.
As part of this, producers will need to complete an assessment and pay a $60 (plus GST) fee every three years.
3. Online learning modules will be available to help producers understand their obligations.
4. A free electronic LPA National Vendor Declaration (LPA eNVD) will be available.
The changes are designed to ensure Australian red meat maintains its global reputation and stays ahead of its competitors.
They will ensure our integrity system continues to meet customer expectations, and will give producers the evidence to stand by what they sell.
LPA changes ensure producers can stand by what they sell.
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