When customers purchase our lamb products from Australia, for example, they receive meat produced with the highest levels of quality and food safety from one of the most stringently controlled meat industries in the world.
Australian export meat packing plants, including the plants that produce our premium quality lamb, are regulated by the Australian federal government through the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS).
AQIS is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion (SAGARPA) to inspect and regulate Australian-export meat for the United States and North American market.
USDA, CFIA and SAGARPA ensure that AQIS carries out inspection services via on-site Australian federal government inspectors. These inspectors ensure Australian plants maintain standards equivalent to United States, Canadian and Mexican domestic meat plants.
In addition, USDA, CFIA and SAGARPA conduct regular audits of Australian meat plants and individually license plants that produce meat for the United States and North American market.
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