For the purposes of this Division, the prescribed brand for game meat is the brand set out in Schedule 7.
(1) The holder of a licence that authorises the operation of a game meat primary processing plant must ensure that game meat is not removed from the game meat primary processing plant unless the carcase or part of the carcase from which it came has been branded at those premises with a prescribed brand by or under the authority of a meat safety inspector.(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to:(a) meat that is passed as fit for use only as animal food, or condemned as unfit for human consumption or for use as animal food, by a meat safety inspector, or(b) the carcase of a bird or meat from the carcase of a bird.
(1) If a meat safety inspector passes a carcase or part of a carcase to which clause 83 (1) applies as fit for human consumption, the inspector must apply the appropriate prescribed brand, or cause it to be applied, to the carcase or part in accordance with clause 85.
Maximum penalty: 25 penalty units.(2) If a game animal is slaughtered in accordance with orders under the Export Control Act 1982 of the Commonwealth and a meat safety inspector passes the carcase as fit for human consumption, the inspector must cause an official mark for the purposes of that Act to be applied to the carcase or covering, as the case may be, in accordance with orders made under that Act.
Maximum penalty: 25 penalty units.(3) The provisions of this Division other than subclause (2), do not apply in relation to meat from an animal referred to in that subclause.(4) If a meat safety inspector condemns meat at a game meat primary processing plant as unfit for human consumption and unfit for use as animal food, the meat safety inspector must ensure that the meat is handled in accordance with the standards specified in Australian Standard AS 4464–2007, Hygienic production of wild game meat for human consumption, as in force from time to time, before it is removed from the game meat primary processing plant.
Maximum penalty: 25 penalty units.
(1) Subject to subclauses (2) and (3), a brand applied for the purposes of clause 84 must be applied at the following positions:(a) in the case of a carcase of a deer or goat—on each quarter,(b) in the case of a carcase of a swine—on each shoulder, middle and hind leg on both sides of the carcase,(c) in the case of a carcase of a rabbit—on the midline of the chump,(d) in the case of a carcase of a kangaroo—on the rump on each side of the carcase,(e) in any other the case—on each quarter.(2) If the carcase has been broken into pieces, the brand must be applied to each of the pieces.(3) If the carcase has been broken into pieces and those pieces are packed in a covering or container, the brand must be applied to the covering or container and need not be applied to the pieces themselves.(4) A brand must be legible when applied and affixed in a reasonably permanent manner.(5) Despite the other provisions of this clause, if a meat safety inspector is of the opinion that a brand would not be sufficiently visible on meat or a covering of meat if applied in accordance with those provisions, the inspector must cause the brand to be applied in such manner as he or she thinks fit.