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Red Meat Integrity System

Integrity Systems Company (ISC) is responsible for Australia’s world-leading red meat integrity system which guarantees the integrity of Australia’s $18.4 billion red meat industry to our customers.

Australia’s red meat integrity system is a system of food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate, which protects the disease-free status of Australian red meat and underpins the marketing of our product as clean, safe and natural.

Adhering to the requirements of the integrity system means producers can stand by what they sell.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), ISC is a service provider to the red meat industry working collaboratively with government and a range of stakeholders. We are here to help you stand by what you sell.

What we do

ISC manages and delivers the Australian red meat industry’s three key on-farm assurance and through-chain traceability programs:

Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program

The LPA program is the Australian industry’s on-farm assurance program underpinned by seven key elements covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. It provides evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices when transferring livestock through the value chain.

National Vendor Declarations (NVD)

Central to Australia’s red meat integrity system is the NVD which communicates the food safety status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors.

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)

The NLIS is Australia’s system for the identification and traceability of cattle, sheep and goats. The NLIS combines three elements to enable the lifetime traceability of animals: a visual or electronic ear tag, a Property Identification Code (PIC) for identification of physical location, and an online database to store and correlate the data. 

Together, these three elements ensure the food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity and traceability of Australian red meat for our domestic and international customers and protect Australia’s access to over 100 export markets.

ISC is also responsible for the development and delivery of the Digital Value Chain Strategy which will ensure the Australian red meat industry can make better use of existing and new data. The strategy will deliver improved feedback systems for producers including Livestock Data Link (LDL).

Find out more

For more information and to access all of the resources producers need to help them meet integrity system requirements, please visit the ISC website, call 1800 683 111 or email us at