Established on 1 July 2003 under the Seafood Safety Act 2003 and the Meat Industry Act 1993, PrimeSafe has responsibilities for regulating in Victoria the safety of:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood

PrimeSafe is also responsible for the regulatory management of pet meat and pet food.

Function of PrimeSafe:

The function of PrimeSafe is to control and review standards for construction and hygiene. This takes place at meat and seafood processing facilities. This control is achieved through a licensing and inspection system, and then audited with quality assurance programs to ensure standards are maintained. 

The quality assurance program in place at all licensed meat processing facilities is audited by contracted third party auditors such as BSI. Audits are on a regular basis either twice or four times a year depending on the risk profile of the meat processing operation.

Why certify with BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, quality food and we offer a broad range of Food Safety certification and risk management services.

We're Australia's leading food safety certification provider, with extensive auditing capacity and capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of Food Safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain - including GFSI recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain solutions - providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.