Food safety from paddock to plate
Our focus is on the pre-slaughter end of the ‘paddock to plate’ continuum. We also advise on meat processing and other food safety issues where our overseas regional networks can be used to benefit the industry as a whole.
We understand the strong customer demand for fully traceable beef and have contributed to the development of a new national animal identification and tracing system, due to become mandatory in 2012.
See the National Animal Identification and Tracing website for more details.
Informing food safety policy
B+LNZ's technical policy team also works to preserve and promote the best interests of sheep and beef farmers on other issues associated with livestock production and processing.
- cloning and genetic modification overseas
- organic production
- use of hormone growth promoters
- religious slaughter practices
- appropriate use of veterinary and agricultural chemicals