The Australian red meat industry is committed to producing safe, high-quality product for export.
As well as being internationally recognised as being free of all major epidemic livestock diseases, Australia has developed a lifetime traceability and food integrity system.
Known as the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), this mandatory program sees individual cattle and sheep flocks tagged with a ‘whole of life’ radio frequency chip. This chip is scanned every time an animal moves through Australian farms, transporters and processors. This information is transferred to a central database, allowing the tracing of livestock from farm to the point of processing, and ensuring consistently high quality.
This system is critical to the safety and quality of Australian red meat, reflecting the nation’s commitment to biosecurity and provides a competitive advantage in a global market.
Australia’s reputation for producing clean, safe and high-quality red meat – along with our efforts to meet the needs of specific markets – is one of the reasons we export to over 100 countries worldwide, including across the EU.