Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System
The Australian Meat Industry Council has worked with industry bodies, government and animal welfare groups to create industry best practice animal welfare standards. The ‘Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System’ or AAWCS was then established in 2013.
The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the industry’s peak body representing livestock processors and independent retailers. AMIC is committed to the highest level of animal welfare, and humane treatment of livestock.
For this reason AMIC, in collaboration with the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and AUS-MEAT Limited, developed the ‘Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System’ or AAWCS.
AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with the industry best practice animal welfare standards from receival of livestock, to the point of humane processing.
The Standards help fulfil the expectations of both the Australian meat processing industry and the community of high levels of animal welfare management at Australian livestock processing establishments.
AAWCS certified establishments will have exclusive rights to use the AAWCS Trademark to promote their AAWCS certification status and that its brands and products have been processed in accordance with the scope of the program.
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