Monday 19 September 2011
Japanese audit outcome
The Japanese Ministry of Health & Livestock Welfare completed an audit of the Australian beef export system recently. During the week the Japanese auditors visited three beef abattoirs with similar outcomes at each.
The auditors encouraged Australia to maintain its high standard of hygiene production noting the Japanese enhanced interest in E.coli O157:H7. Japan conducted 300 tests for E. coli O157:H7 last year on Australian block meat primals. They confirm that testing is not a requirement for Japan however there was a case of E. coli O157:H7 linked to a positive in Australian product and as a result there would be measures to ensure continued consumer confidence in Australian beef.
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk
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