It is a requirement of a Meat Standards Australia (MSA) licensee to have the appropriate current MSA Standards Manual and have in place a system for controlling updates.
The current MSA Standards can be found below:
MSA Standards Foreword and introduction - outlines the relevant Standards Manual for each participant category.
MSA Standards for Licence and trademark - outlines how to identify which MSA Licence category to apply for that suits your business and use of the MSA Trade Mark.
Schedule of Fees - outlines the MSA Standards for payment of fees and processor licence fees
MSA Standards for compliance and audit requirements - outlines how the audit guidelines for MSA licensees
MSA Standards Manual for livestock supply - outlines the requirements for supplying eligible MSA cattle and sheep.
MSA Standards Manual for saleyards - outlines requirements for supplying eligible MSA cattle and sheep using a saleyard pathway.
These Standards outline Quality Management Systems responsibilities of MSA-licensed beef and/or sheep processors.
Wholesalers, retailers and food service outlets
The Standards outlines the responsibilities of an MSA Licensed end user (retail, wholesaler, supermarkets & foodservice).