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PRO­DUC­ERS who want to con­tinue ac­cess­ing Na­tional Ven­dor Dec­la­ra­tions need a biose­cu­rity plan. As of Oc­to­ber 1, 2017, it is a com­pul­sory part of your ac­cred­i­ta­tion process. WHERE TO GET A BIOSE­CU­RITY PLAN TEM­PLATE FROM

All re­sources are web based. If pro­duc­ers need a hard copy of the tem­plate con­tact Live­stock Biose­cu­rity Net­work’s Rachel O’Brien on

0418 722 461 and they will post one out.

There is also a free biose­cu­rity app.

WHO TO CON­TACT IF HAV­ING IS­SUES FILL­ING OUT FORMS

Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia - phone

1800 023 100.

Live­stock Biose­cu­rity Newt­work - 0418 722 461.

Your lo­cal biose­cu­rity of­fi­cer with DAF (stock in­spec­tor - DPI).

WHERE TO STORE BIOSE­CU­RITY PLAN ONCE COM­PLETED

Keep it on file and use it as a re­source to im­prove your op­er­a­tion and amend pro­ce­dures if needed. If you get au­dited you may need to pro­duce it.

IS THERE A COST IN­VOLVED?

From Oc­to­ber 1, 2017, when pro­duc­ers re­new their ac­cred­i­ta­tion there will be a $60 charge ev­ery three years. This will be payable to Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia.

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