PrimeSafe Food Safety Standards
PrimeSafe is responsible for the regulatory management of Meat and Seafood in Australia.
La Parisienne Pâtés is fully accredited with PrimeSafe according to the Victorian Standard for Hygienic Production of Meat at Retail Premises.
Is PrimeSafe Accreditation Important?
The nature of retailing pre-cooked meat-based products (smallgoods) presents many food-safety challenges, therefore it is extremely important that you ONLY purchase smallgoods that are PrimeSafe accredited as this assures you that you and your friends and family are eating food that has been prepared to the highest food safety and hygiene standards.
Is The Food You're Eating Safe?
Unfortunately not all of the providers of smallgoods in Australia do the right thing and ensure that their products are PrimeSafe accredited. Not only is this illegal, it is also extremely unsafe and can result in serious illness - even death. Please rest assured that all La Parisienne Pâtés products are prepared safely and are fully accredited by PrimeSafe as such.
More About PrimeSafe
The functions of PrimeSafe are prescribed under Section 44 of the Meat Industry Act 1993 as follows:
- to control and keep under review the standards of meat, poultry meat and game meat produced for consumption or sale within the state;
- to control and keep under review the standards of the construction and hygiene of plant and equipment in a meat processing facility;
- to control and keep under review the standards of construction, maintenance, cleanliness and hygiene of meat transport vehicles;
- to ensure that appropriately qualified persons are authorised as inspectors;
- to license meat processing facilities;
- subject to the Regulations, to determine categories of licences;
- to approve quality assurance programs and to monitor the implementation of those programs;
- in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Health or a municipal council, to protect public health;
- to fix and charge fees in respect of the carrying out of any of its functions or the exercise of any of its powers;
- to carry out the functions conferred on the Authority by the Seafood Safety Act 2003 or the regulations made under that Act; and
- to carry out any other function that is conferred on the Authority by the Meat Industry Act 1993 or the regulations or by any other Act or the regulations made under any other Act.