Integrity Matters

 
Integrity Matters
 
Welcome to the first issue of Integrity Matters, a quarterly e-bulletin for Australia’s red meat producers.

Our $22.9 billion industry relies on a system of food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate. This integrity system consists of:
National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program
LPA National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD)

​​​​​​​It is the responsibility of every livestock owner to meet the requirements of these systems which protect the industry’s reputation. This e-bulletin aims to help you keep up-to-date with these requirements.

As CEO of the red meat industry’s National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Limited, I encourage you to have a read and send me any feedbackon the stories included in this email.

You don’t need to do a thing to continue receiving Integrity Matters – it will be delivered to your inbox four times a year.

​​​​​​​​​​​Dr Jane Weatherley
Integrity and information systems
CEO - NLIS Ltd

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Why integrity matters
 
The Australian red meat integrity system is made up of NLIS, LPA & NVD. These ensure red meat is safe, ethical and of a high quality. Watch a short video on why integrity matters.
 
Watch here
 
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A single sign-on for your business 
 
You now only need one username and password to access NLIS, LPA, NVDs & MSA. The myMLA dashboard also gives you access to market information, industry news and local weather.
 
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Do you know the residue rules?
 
Australia’s red meat markets demand safe, chemical-free products. Australia’s ability to meet residue standards underpins its excellent food safety reputation.
 
Read more
 
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Knowing the risks of RAM
 
Ruminant livestock should not be fed Restricted Animal Material (RAM) in Australia. The ban protects Australia’s BSE-free status and satisfies export market requirements.
 
Read more
 
 
 
Current NVDs are a must
 
Producers are reminded to use the latest versions of the LPA National Vendor Declaration to maximise markets for their livestock. Click below to access the latest versions.
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Read more
 
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Record keeping
 
LPA requires that livestock producers accurately and clearly record all relevant management activities.
 
Read more

 
Reconcile a PIC?
 
Find out how to reconcile devices on your PIC by file upload ormanual upload.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Click below for tips.
 
Read more

 
On-farm audits
 
All LPA accredited producers may be audited, irrespective of the number of livestock on the PIC.
 
Read more
 
 
Quick Links
 
Red meat integrity system >
LPA website >
NLIS database >
Tools & resources >
LPA service centre >
 
 
 
Contact
 
 Helpdesk 1800 683 111
NLIS: support@nlis.com.au
LPA: lpa@mla.com.au
PO Box 1961, North Sydney NSW 2059



Author: MLA