MSA Standards

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

General Standards

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 for Suspension or Termination and Dispute Resolution

MLA Privacy Policy

Livestock supply

MSA Standards Manual for livestock supply (updated March 2017) - outlines the requirements for supplying eligible MSA cattle and sheep.

Saleyards

MSA Standards Manual for saleyards- outlines requirements for supplying eligible MSA cattle and sheep using a saleyard pathway.

Processors

These Standards outline Quality Management Systems responsibilities of a MSA Licensed beef and/or sheep processor.

Standards for use with the MSA Certification Mark:

MSA Standards Manual for Processing Enterprises

MSA Standards Manual for Beef Grading

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)

Brand owners

MSA Standards Manual for brand owners (updated November 2015)

Independent Boning Rooms

MSA Standards Manual for Independent Boning Rooms

Amendment notices

Amendment Notice 1/2013 - Standards Manual for Beef Grading

Amendment Notice 1/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA saleyards

Amendment Notice 2/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA registered agents

Amendment Notice 3/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA licensed wholesalers

Amendment Notice 4/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA licensed retailers

Amendment Notice 5/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA licensed foodservice

Amendment Notice 7/2014 - Notice of new Standards for MSA sheep processors.pdf

Amendment Notice 1/2015 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA processors.pdf

Amendment Notice 2/2015 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA end users.pdf

Amendment Notice 3/2015-Notice of updated Standards for MSA Processors.pdf

Amendment Notice 4/2015 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA end users.pdf

Amendment Notice 5/2015 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA Brand owners.pdf

Amendment Notice 1/2016 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA Processors

Amendment Notice 2/2016 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA End Users

Amendment Notice 3/2016 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA Saleyards

Amendment Notice 1/2017 - Notice of updated Standards for MSA livestock producers (sheep)