AUS-MEAT is pleased to announce the publication of the latest
Edition of the Domestic Retail Beef Register. This Register is
designed to allow supply chain trade description information
applied to beef sourced by a retail busines to be accurately
converted to applicable descriptors for retail sale to
The AUS-MEAT Domestic Retail Beef Register is derived from and
forms part of the AUS-MEAT Language (current edition) and is
intended to provide a comprehensive reference source of the
applicale descriptors of Beef for use in consumer retail sale. All
terms and descriptors used in this Register have the same meaning
as the corresponding term or descriptor in the AUS-MEAT Language
unless otherwise stated.
For the purposes of this register the AUS-MEAT Language
means the Australian Meat Industry Classification System (Manual 1)
(as amended) published by AUS-MEAT Limited ACN 082 528 881
This Register includes a dynamic list of Domestic retail cut
descriptions common to the domestic retail sales including:
The Register sets out the minimum mandatory requirements for the
Retail labelling of Beef products. In addition, the use of further
descriptors may be optional buts such use must be consistent with
this Register. Where applicable, the Register also provides for the
use of a number of commonly recognised alternate descriptors to
allow for commercial flexibility and product innovation.
This Register details the applicable Retail Terminologies which
correspond to the supply chain trade description information which
may be applied to Beef sourced by a retail business.
By describing product in a manner consistent with this
Register, a retail business can demonstrate that descriptions and
claims applied to Beef products for retail sale are verifiable with
the product from which it is derived.
NOTE: In addition to any requirement contained in this Register,
all businesses must meet all relevant legislation with respect to
The current version is Edition 3, Version 1
released 19 May 2011 and this version supersedes all previous
A copy of the register is available to download here.
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