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Standard for the Hygienic Production of Pet Meat
PISC Technical Report 88 - Amended 2009
This Australian Standard applies to the production of fresh and frozen pet meat derived from animals slaughtered and processed at a processing establishment, as well as wild animals killed in their natural environment.
It contains the minimum requirements for hygiene in harvesting, transportation, processing, identification, packaging and storage, to ensure a safe and acceptable product. Provision is also made in this Standard for the use of fallen stock.
The scope of the Standard is determined by risks related to the hygienic production of pet meat. Such risks are associated with: animal safety; human safety; and product substitution.
In Australia, animals for pet meat must be processed in accordance with this Standard and documented work instructions or an approved Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based program that consistently demonstrates equivalence with this Standard.