Meat Industry Consultative Council
The Meat Industry Consultative Council (MICC) was established to provide the Minister for Primary Industries and the NSW Food Authority with a consistent and concise forum for consulting on matters relating to the Meat Food Safety Scheme. Specifically,
- the continuing operation of the food safety scheme
- any proposed amendment of the food safety scheme.
Its purpose is to consult with the NSW meat and poultry meat industry about the Meat Food Safety Scheme to ensure the production and sale of meat and poultry meat is safe and suitable for human consumption.
Section 105 of the Food Act 2003 requires the Food Authority to consult with industry sectors affected by a regulatory Food Safety Scheme.
The MICC provides feedback to the Food Authority and the Minister for Primary Industries on industry issues including:
- meat and poultry meat food safety policy and practices
- labelling, handling and hygiene
- investigating and prosecuting businesses and individuals engaged in deceptive or misleading conduct.
One of the MICC's key functions is to hold the Food Authority accountable for how the meat industry levy is expended.
The MICC meets approximately every 6 months, with agenda items called for 1 month before each meeting.
- Outcomes from meeting 10 March 2021
- Outcomes from meeting 22 July 2020
- Outcomes from meeting 11 March 2020
- Outcomes from meeting 10 July 2019
- Outcomes from meeting 13 March 2019
- Outcomes from meeting 28 August 2018
- Outcomes from meeting 11 April 2018
- Outcomes from meeting 29 August 2017
- Outcomes from meeting 12 April 2017
- Outcomes from meeting 31 August 2016
- Outcomes from meeting 13 April 2016
- Outcomes from meeting 12 August 2015
- Outcomes from meeting 11 March 2015
- Outcomes from meeting 6 August 2014
- Outcomes from meeting 19 March 2014
- Outcomes from meeting 28 August 2013
- Outcomes from meeting 13 March 2013
- Outcomes from meeting 21 November 2012
Key issues from council meetings are reported in Foodwise.
Contact your industry representative for more information.
Terms of Reference
The primary objective of the MICC is to contribute to the Food Authority’s goal of ensuring the production and sale of meat is safe and suitable for human consumption. It does this by advising on policy and practices introduced into meat food safety schemes and developed through a consultative process.
The MICC consults with the Food Authority on food safety schemes under the Food Act 2003 about the meat industry.
The MICC and the Food Authority will consult on all meat industry matters covered by the provisions of Food Regulation 2015. This may include:
- consultation on emergency management preparedness for the sector
- consultation on emerging and contentious issues and risks for food safety
- seeking input into the development and implementation of national primary production food safety standards
- consultation on other issues of interest to the meat industry such as labelling, lamb branding, health claims and industry based education
- assistance in the design and conduct of industry specific product-based surveys
- regulatory effectiveness.
Where appropriate, the MICC may establish sub-committees to address specific issues between scheduled MICC meetings.
In addressing issues the MICC will, where appropriate, take into account the policies and practices of interstate and overseas government food agencies and industry organisations. Where appropriate, members will provide industry updates and current issues at each MICC meeting.
The Food Authority may continue to provide the Minister with its own advice on issues that come before the MICC.
Charter & Procedural Guidelines
|Chair - NSW Department of Primary Industries||Dr Lisa Szabo||Director, Food Safety - CEO NSW Food Authorityemail@example.com (Senior Branch Support Officer)|
|AMIC Representative||Mr Craig Wright||Member Relationship Officer||Australian Meat Industry Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pork Industry Representative||Dr Vaibhav Gole||Manager Integrity Systems||Australian Pork Limitedemail@example.com|
|NSW Farmers Representative - livestock producers||Mr Ben Antenucci||Senior Policy Advisor||NSW Farmers Associationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NSW Farmers Representative - poultry meat producers||Ms Peta Easey||Poultry Meat Manager||NSW Farmers Associationemail@example.com|
|Poultry Meat Industry Representative||Dr Vivien Kite||Executive Director||Australian Chicken Meat Federationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duck Meat Industry Representative||Mr John Houston||CEO||Pepe's Ducks Limitedemail@example.com|
|Large Poultry Meat Processor||Dr Anthony Pavic||Chief Scientific Officer||Baiada Poultry Pty Limitedfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Large Poultry Meat Processor||Mrs Susy Klein||General Manager Quality and Food Safety||Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltdemail@example.com|
|NSW Department of Primary Industries||Dr Sarah Britton||NSW Chief Veterinary Officer & Group Director Animal Biosecurityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NSW Department of Primary Industries||Ms Suzanne Robinson||Director Animal Welfareemail@example.com|
|NSW Department of Primary Industries||Mr Ian Sanders||Director, International Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NSW Department of Primary Industries||Mr Peter Day||Director, Compliance & Integrity Systemsemail@example.com|
Enquiries regarding the MICC can be made by contacting the relevant industry representative, or the NSW Food Authority helpline at:
- by phone: 1300 552 406
- by fax: 02 9647 0026