Public Comment Open

LGAP1004 – Requirements for traceability systems used by Operators & Facilities

The new Traceability Standard LGAP 1004 is now available for public comment closing on 14 May 2021.

AniMark undertook a project in 2020, at the request of ALEC, to develop a traceability standard to address challenges associated with control and traceability (C&T) in Australia’s livestock export markets.

In considering how to most appropriately deliver a complete solution for the industry, thorough research was conducted to determine the root cause(s) of C&T noncompliance across Australia’s major livestock export markets, and the challenges associated with achieving C&T compliance.

The result is a new LGAP Standard – LGAP 1004 Livestock Assurance – Requirements for traceability systems used by Operators and Facilities.  The new standard sets out requirements against which any traceability system, anywhere in the world, can be assessed.

AniMark believes that LGAP 1004, and associated changes to the existing LGAP Standards, represent the most effective, practical and globally applicable approach to address the root causes of noncompliance  and deliver the outcomes which the livestock industry, through ALEC, were seeking to achieve.

For more information, please watch the short explainer video below.

The draft Standards, approved by the AniMark Standards Committee, will be subject to a 60 day period of public comment, closing on 14 May 2021.

Download the Official Comment Form.

Feedback is invited in relation to the new Standard – LGAP 1004, and amendments (only) in the existing suite of LGAP Standards (LGAP 1000 – 1003).

All feedback provided during the public commentary period will be considered by the AniMark Standards Committee.

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