Property ID reforms

We are enhancing Australia’s traceability arrangements across animal, plant and food industries. This will help with managing pest and disease outbreaks, food safety, trade and market access requirements, and address increasing consumer interest in product sustainability, ethics and providence.

We propose expanding the use of property identifiers to include the major plant production sectors. This will include properties that are part of the supply chain nationwide. There will be a consistent property identification approach across the plant and animal sectors, so new arrangements will mean changes to existing arrangements.

You can now provide feedback on the draft guidelines and principles. These have been developed by a working group comprising of all state and territory governments and the Commonwealth.

We would like to know:

  • how the proposed changes will affect your specific industry?
  • how we can minimise disruptions, including integrating with existing or planned systems?
  • how to improve system compliance
  • what points in the supply chain need a property identifier?
    1. These reforms are considering the following types of properties to be included:
      • Farms/producers
      • Wholesale and retail nurseries
      • Packing sheds
      • Stock food manufacturers
      • Distributions centres
      • Food businesses (excluding hospitality businesses)
      • Show grounds
      • Farmers markets
      • Treatment facilities
      • Export facilities
      • Plant and livestock research facilities
      • Travelling stock routes
      • Feedlots
      • Saleyards
      • Holding yards/transit centres
      • Equine holding facilities
      • Exhibited animal premises
      • Pounds
      • Knackeries
      • Stock agents
      • Cattle sale operators
      • Abattoirs
      • Meat processors
    2. Properties that store processed food products or manufacture food products from processed food inputs (ie do not use raw inputs) will not require a property identifier.

Take the survey now.

You can either answer questions or upload a written submission. Before you upload a written submission, download and read the livestock sector and/or plant sector draft guidelines and principles.

Submit your feedback by 15 November 2019.

If you have questions about current property identification requirements, please contact your local state issuing authority.

We are enhancing Australia’s traceability arrangements across animal, plant and food industries. This will help with managing pest and disease outbreaks, food safety, trade and market access requirements, and address increasing consumer interest in product sustainability, ethics and providence.

We propose expanding the use of property identifiers to include the major plant production sectors. This will include properties that are part of the supply chain nationwide. There will be a consistent property identification approach across the plant and animal sectors, so new arrangements will mean changes to existing arrangements.

You can now provide feedback on the draft guidelines and principles. These have been developed by a working group comprising of all state and territory governments and the Commonwealth.

We would like to know:

  • how the proposed changes will affect your specific industry?
  • how we can minimise disruptions, including integrating with existing or planned systems?
  • how to improve system compliance
  • what points in the supply chain need a property identifier?
    1. These reforms are considering the following types of properties to be included:
      • Farms/producers
      • Wholesale and retail nurseries
      • Packing sheds
      • Stock food manufacturers
      • Distributions centres
      • Food businesses (excluding hospitality businesses)
      • Show grounds
      • Farmers markets
      • Treatment facilities
      • Export facilities
      • Plant and livestock research facilities
      • Travelling stock routes
      • Feedlots
      • Saleyards
      • Holding yards/transit centres
      • Equine holding facilities
      • Exhibited animal premises
      • Pounds
      • Knackeries
      • Stock agents
      • Cattle sale operators
      • Abattoirs
      • Meat processors
    2. Properties that store processed food products or manufacture food products from processed food inputs (ie do not use raw inputs) will not require a property identifier.

Take the survey now.

You can either answer questions or upload a written submission. Before you upload a written submission, download and read the livestock sector and/or plant sector draft guidelines and principles.

Submit your feedback by 15 November 2019.

If you have questions about current property identification requirements, please contact your local state issuing authority.