The red meat integrity system
Integrity Systems Company (ISC) is a subsidiary of MLA responsible for the delivery of Australia’s world-leading red meat integrity system, which ensures Australian red meat is safe to eat and fully traceable.
Incorporating food safety, quality and traceability, the integrity system underpins the livestock selling system giving confidence to buyers, retailers and consumers. Ultimately, Australia’s red meat integrity system ensures our livestock industry can stand by what it sells.
Take a look at the video below to find out more about the red meat integrity system delivered by ISC or visit the ISC website for more information.
On-farm assurance programs
ISC manages and delivers the Australian red meat industry’s three key on-farm assurance and through-chain traceability programs:
National Vendor Declarations
The NVD is a legal document that both guarantees the safety of red meat products and enables the traceability of those products along each link in the value chain.
The eNVD system is the faster, easier way to complete livestock consignments, including LPA NVDs.
Take a look at the video below to learn how to use the eNVD system.
Alternately, hard copy NVD books can be purchased through MLA’s online catalogue of products and services in myMLA.
An integrated integrity system
The two key elements of the integrity system – LPA and NLIS – work together to ensure Australian red meat is safe to eat and fully traceable. These elements are connected through:
- LPA National Vendor Declarations (NVDs), a legal document which links traceability to on-farm assurance to certify the food safety of Australian red meat as it is transferred through the value chain
- Property Identification Codes (PICs), which every livestock producing property must have to be registered with LPA or NLIS
- farm record keeping, which is essential to ensure traceability and guarantee food
More information and help with integrity
Contact ISC Customer Service for more help with integrity at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1800 683 111 between 8am and 7pm (AEDT), Monday to Friday.
Sign up to or read past editions of ISC’s monthly newsletter, Integrity Matters, for practical help and information on LPA, NLIS, NVDs and more. You can also follow ISC’s Twitter account and Facebook page for additional news and updates on integrity, or visit ISC’s website to access a large range of practical tools and how-to guides to provide further assistance with integrity programs.
Data and feedback
Livestock Data Link (LDL)
LDL is an ISC program which provides producers with feedback on animal disease and carcase compliance for livestock sent to processors participating in the program. The feedback provided in LDL helps producers improve the performance of livestock consignments. More information on LDL is available on the LDL webpage.
In addition to these services, ISC has a range of exciting projects underway as part of our work to create a culture of data across industry to drive integrity and profitability. These projects include:
- the MLA Group Data Platform
- the Australian Agrifood Data Exchange
- the interactive animal movement data visualisation tool.
The red meat integrity system ensures Australian red meat is safe to eat, fully traceable and high quality.