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 versions of the 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 trade mark- 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 (updated November 2016)- outlines how the audit guidelines for MSA licensees
MSA Standards Manual for livestock supply (updated March 2017) - 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 a MSA Licensed beef and/or sheep processor.
Standards for use with the MSA Certification Mark:
Standards for use with the MSA 'Graded' Trade Mark
Standards Manual for Processors (Sheep and MSA beef optimisation) (updated November 2016)
Wholesalers, retailers and food service outlets
The Standards outlines the responsibilities of an MSA Licensed end user (retail, wholesaler, supermarkets & foodservice).
Standards for use with the MSA Certification Mark - MSA Standards Manual for End Users
Standards for use with the MSA 'Graded' Trade Mark - MSA Standards Manual for End Users (updated March 2015)
MSA Standards Manual for brand owners (updated November 2015)