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ECO No 3 of 1985 Orders/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Export Control Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Order 2014
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
General Comments: For transitional provisions relating to the repeal of these orders, see sections 12-1 and 12-7 of the Export Control (Rabbit and Ratite Meat and Rabbit and Ratite Meat Products) Rules 2021.

This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.
Registered 14 Aug 2014
Start Date 24 Jul 2014
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2021
Repealed by Sunsetting

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Export Control (Rabbit and Ratite Meat) Orders 1985

as amended

made under regulation 3 of the

Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982

Compilation start date:                     24 July 2014

Includes amendments up to:            Export Control Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Order 2014

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Export Control (Rabbit and Ratite Meat) Orders 1985 as in force on 24 July 2014. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 7 August 2014.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details are included in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled law has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name of Orders............................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Incorporation with Prescribed Goods (General) Orders................................................ 1

4............ Application.................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Interpretation................................................................................................................. 1

5A......... Application of Orders to ratite meat and ratite meat products........................................ 3

Part 2—Registered establishments                                                                                                         4

6............ Preparation in registered establishment.......................................................................... 4

6AA...... Requirements for registered establishments................................................................... 4

6AB...... Importing country requirements.................................................................................... 4

6AC...... Transport of prescribed goods....................................................................................... 4

6AD...... Records of dates of packaging....................................................................................... 4

6A......... Separate registration...................................................................................................... 5

7............ Compliance with Australian Standards, etc................................................................... 5

Part 3—Conditions or restrictions                                                                                                         6

8............ Conditions or restrictions to be complied with.............................................................. 6

Part 4—Application of official marks and other stamps                                                         7

9............ Official mark to be applied............................................................................................ 7

10.......... Optional application of official mark............................................................................. 7

11.......... Application of stamp to prescribed goods not prepared under supervision................... 7

12.......... Legibility and fixing of official mark etc........................................................................ 7

13.......... Means of applying official mark to surface of prescribed goods................................... 7

Part 5—Prescribed tag                                                                                                                                  9

14.......... Information to be included on tag.................................................................................. 9

Part 6—Sealing of cartons                                                                                                                        10

15.......... Carton sealing for importing country........................................................................... 10

Part 7—Sealing of means of transport, container system units, ships, establishment and samples         11

21.......... Sealing of container system units................................................................................ 11

22.......... Sealing of ships etc...................................................................................................... 11

23.......... Sealing of establishment.............................................................................................. 11

24.......... Sealing of samples....................................................................................................... 11

25.......... Application of seals..................................................................................................... 11

26.......... Seals not to be broken................................................................................................. 12

27.......... Breakage of seals during transport.............................................................................. 12

Part 8—Date marking                                                                                                                                 13

28.......... Prescribed goods to be date marked............................................................................ 13

29.......... Date of packaging........................................................................................................ 13

30.......... Code to be approved when used.................................................................................. 13

31.......... Design of date of packaging other than for cans.......................................................... 13

32.......... Legibility of date of packaging.................................................................................... 14

33.......... Altering or interfering with date of packaging prohibited............................................ 14

34.......... Expiry date or shelf life............................................................................................... 14

Part 9—Exotic disease                                                                                                                                 15

36.......... Notification of State or Territory authorities................................................................ 15

37.......... Procedures to be implemented..................................................................................... 15

38.......... Procedures to be maintained until advised otherwise................................................... 15

39.......... Obligations of occupier of registered establishment.................................................... 16

Part 10—Export certification and trade descriptions                                                              17

40.......... Ante and Post Mortem Certification............................................................................ 17

41.......... Requirements to be complied with............................................................................... 17

Schedule 1—Inspection stamp                                                                                                  18

Design of stamp......................................................................................................................... 18

Schedule 2—Trade descriptions                                                                                              19

Schedule 3—Requirements for registered establishments                            24

1............ Application for registration.......................................................................................... 24

2............ Requirements for plans and specifications................................................................... 24

3............ Records to be maintained............................................................................................. 24

4............ Structural requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods...................... 24

5............ Control systems........................................................................................................... 25

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                               26

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                      26

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                          27

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                       28

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     29

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                                                     31

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]                                                                                                   31

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                                                        31

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]                                                                                                  31

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Orders

                   These Orders are the Export Control (Rabbit and Ratite Meat) Orders 1985.

2  Commencement

                   These Orders shall come into operation on 29 April 1985.

3  Incorporation with Prescribed Goods (General) Orders

                   These Orders shall be read as one with the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005.

4  Application

            4.1  These Orders apply to the following goods:

                     (a)  rabbit meat;

                     (b)  rabbit meat products;

                     (c)  ratite meat;

                     (d)  ratite meat products.

         4.1A  However, these Orders do not apply to goods to which the Export Control (Wild Game Meat and Wild Game Meat Products) Orders 2010 apply.

            4.2  Goods to which these Orders apply are declared to be prescribed for the purposes of the definition of prescribed goods in section 3 of the Export Control Act 1982.

5  Interpretation

            5.1  In these Orders, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Export Control Act 1982.

Australian Rabbit Meat Standard means the Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Rabbit Meat for Human Consumption (AS 4466:1997), as in force on 1 December 2010.

Australian Ratite Meat Standard means the Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Ratite (Emu/Ostrich) meat for Human Consumption (AS 5010:2001), as in force on 1 December 2010.

edible means suitable for human consumption.

exotic disease means:

                     (a)  African swine fever;

                     (b)  classical swine fever or hog cholera;

                     (c)  foot and mouth disease;

                     (d)  swine vesicular disease;

                     (e)  vesicular exanthema; and

                      (f)  vesicular stomatitis.

General Order means the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005.

importing country requirement, for a particular country, means a requirement that must be met before prescribed goods may be imported into the country from Australia.

prescribed goods means goods declared to be prescribed goods under suborder 4.2.

prescribed tag means a tag containing the trade description details specified in Schedule 2 of these Orders.

rabbit includes a hare.

rabbit meat means a part of a rabbit that is intended for human consumption.

rabbit meat product means a food that has been processed beyond boning, slicing or trimming, other than soup, that is suitable for human consumption, being a food that:

                     (a)  has been prepared from rabbit meat; or

                     (b)  contains in excess of 5% by mass of rabbit meat.

ratite means an emu, ostrich or other species of flightless bird.

ratite meat means a part of a ratite that is intended for human consumption.

ratite meat product means a food that has been processed beyond boning, slicing or trimming, other than soup, that is suitable for human consumption, being a food that:

                     (a)  has been prepared from ratite meat; or

                     (b)  contains in excess of 5% by mass of ratite meat.

Note:          A number of expressions used in these Orders are defined in section 3 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    authorised officer;

(b)    establishment;

(c)    food;

(d)    occupier;

(e)    official mark;

(f)    order;

(g)    prescribed goods;

(h)    Secretary;

(i)     trade description.

            5.3  In these Orders, the words “Penal provision” at the foot of a provision indicate that the provision is a penal provision for the purposes of subregulation 4(1) of the Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982.

            5.4  If a provision mentioned in suborder 5.3 specifies that it is a penal provision of a particular level, the applicable penalty is the penalty specified in the table in paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982.

Note:          The offence created by a penal provision is one of strict liability. See subregulation 4(2) of the Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982.

5A  Application of Orders to ratite meat and ratite meat products

                   A condition or restriction specified by an export control order (including these Orders) applies to ratite meat and ratite meat products only to the extent that a condition or restriction of that kind is required to be complied with by the country to which the ratite meat or ratite meat products are to be exported.

Part 2Registered establishments

6  Preparation in registered establishment

                   Prescribed goods to which these Orders apply shall be prepared in a registered establishment except that rabbits may be partly eviscerated before they are brought to an establishment.

6AA  Requirements for registered establishments

       6AA.1  A person who wishes to apply for registration of an establishment for the preparation or inspection of prescribed goods within the meaning of these Orders must comply with Schedule 3.

Note 1:       Applications for registration are made under Part 4 of the General Order.

Note 2:       Section 3 of the Export Control Act 1982 contains a definition of preparation in relation to prescribed goods.

       6AA.2  A registered establishment must be operated in accordance with Schedule 3.

Note 1:       The occupier of a registered establishment must also comply with the applicable Australian Standards (see order 7).

Note 2:       A failure to comply can lead to suspension or cancellation of registration (see Part 4 of the General Order).

6AB  Importing country requirements

                   The occupier of a registered establishment must ensure that prescribed goods prepared for export for food at the establishment comply with relevant importing country requirements.

6AC  Transport of prescribed goods

       6AC.1  Prescribed goods may be transported between registered establishments only in accordance with orders or instructions from an authorised officer.

       6AC.2  If prescribed goods are transported to another registered establishment where the export permit is to be issued, a transfer certificate for the goods may be issued by an authorised officer in a form approved by the Secretary.

       6AC.3  Goods being transported in accordance with this section are taken to be in a registered establishment.

6AD  Records of dates of packaging

                   If prescribed goods originate from different registered establishments and are repacked at another registered establishment, the occupier of that other registered establishment must keep, for at least 2 years, a record of:

                     (a)  the packing dates; and

                     (b)  the establishments at which the goods were originally packed.

Note:          See clause 3 of Schedule 3 for record keeping requirements to be met by an occupier of a registered establishment.

6A  Separate registration

                   An establishment that is intended to be used to dress rabbits shall be registered only for that operation and shall not be concurrently registered for an operation that includes the preparation (other than storage) of prescribed goods to which the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005 or the Export Control (Wild Game Meat and Wild Game Meat Products) Orders 2010 apply.

7  Compliance with Australian Standards, etc

                   The occupier of a registered establishment preparing prescribed goods to which these Orders apply must comply with the requirements specified in order 7A and:

                     (c)  if the prescribed goods are ratite meat or ratite meat products—the Australian Ratite Meat Standard; or

                     (d)  if the prescribed goods are rabbit meat and rabbit meat products—the Australian Rabbit Meat Standard.

Part 3Conditions or restrictions

8  Conditions or restrictions to be complied with

            8.1  For the purposes of subsection 7(1) of the Act, the export of prescribed goods to which these Orders apply is prohibited unless the conditions or restrictions specified in these Orders and:

                     (c)  if the prescribed goods are ratite meat or ratite meat products—the Australian Ratite Meat Standard; or

                     (d)  if the prescribed goods are rabbit meat and rabbit meat products—the Australian Rabbit Meat Standard;

are complied with.

            8.2  Suborder 8.1 does not limit the operation of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005 in relation to prescribed goods to which these Orders apply.

 

Part 4Application of official marks and other stamps

9  Official mark to be applied

                   Where prescribed goods have been prepared under the supervision of an authorised officer, inspected by an authorised officer and passed for export, an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005, shall be applied to the outside of a carton, barrel or cask into which the goods are packed.

10  Optional application of official mark

                   Subject to order 9, where prescribed goods have been:

                     (a)  derived from a carcase that has been subjected to a public health inspection by;

                     (b)  prepared under the supervision of; and

                     (c)  passed for export by;

an authorised officer, an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005 as amended, may be applied to:

                      (f)  an intermediate package into which the goods are packed;

                     (g)  a tag placed in an outer carton into which the goods are packed;

                     (h)  a tag affixed to a container system unit into which the goods are packed; or

                      (i)  a seal in accordance with order 15.

11  Application of stamp to prescribed goods not prepared under supervision

                   Where prescribed goods do not comply with paragraphs 10(a) and (b), but have been:

                     (c)  passed for export by an authorised officer; and

                     (d)  packed in a carton or other covering;

the outside of the carton or other covering shall be stamped by, or at the direction of, an authorised officer with an inspection stamp in accordance with the design specified in the Schedule 1.

12  Legibility and fixing of official mark etc

                   An:

                     (a)  official mark referred to in order 9 or 10; or

                     (b)  inspection stamp referred to in order 11;

shall be applied so that it is legible and affixed in a reasonably permanent manner.

13  Means of applying official mark to surface of prescribed goods

                   Where an official mark referred to in order 9 or 10 is applied directly to the surface of prescribed goods, the mark shall be applied by means of:

                     (a)  a thermal process;

                     (b)  a food grade dye approved by the Secretary; or

                     (c)  any other method approved by the Secretary.

Part 5Prescribed tag

14  Information to be included on tag

                   For the purposes of these Orders, a prescribed tag shall contain:

                     (a)  the official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005;

                     (b)  the date of packaging;

                     (c)  the name, or the name and logo, of the producer, exporter or consignee;

                     (d)  the word ‘Australia’; and

                      (f)  the net mass of the prescribed goods.

Part 6Sealing of cartons

15  Carton sealing for importing country

                   Where the occupier of a registered establishment wishes to seal a carton into which prescribed goods are packed to satisfy the requirements of an importing country authority, the seal shall:

                     (a)  be made from treated paper or other suitable material that will withstand normal commercial storage and transport conditions;

                     (b)  be white in colour and may contain a serial number or other details required by the importing country authority;

                     (c)  firmly adhere to the carton;

                     (d)  have the following dimensions:

                              (i)  length—not less than 125 mm and not more than 160 mm;

                             (ii)  width—not less than 45 mm and not more than 75 mm; and

                     (e)  be applied in accordance with the requirements of the importing country authority;

and the authorised officer supervising the packing may permit the application to the seal of an impression of an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005, in such a manner as the occupier requests to meet the requirements of that importing country authority.

Part 7Sealing of means of transport, container system units, ships, establishment and samples

21  Sealing of container system units

          21.1  Where prescribed goods are loaded into a container system unit and the unit is held on a registered establishment for the purpose of storing the goods, the container system unit shall:

                     (a)  be sealed with an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005; and

                     (b)  not be removed from the establishment if it contains prescribed goods until the unit has been sealed in accordance with suborder 21.2.

          21.2  Where prescribed goods are loaded into a container system unit (other than a unit intended for carriage by an aircraft) and the unit is transported from a registered establishment, that unit shall be sealed with an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005.

22  Sealing of ships etc

                   On request, a:

                     (a)  hold, locker or access port of a ship; or

                     (b)  cask or barrel;

containing prescribed goods may be sealed with an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005.

23  Sealing of establishment

                   The Secretary may require a registered establishment, or a part thereof, to be sealed with an official mark, the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005, in accordance with directions given by the Secretary.

24  Sealing of samples

                   Where there is a need to ensure the security of samples, the covering in which the samples are transported to a laboratory for examination may be sealed with an official mark the design of which is specified in Part 13 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005.

25  Application of seals

                   Official marks referred to in order 21, 22, 23 or 24 shall be applied in accordance with directions issued by the Secretary.

26  Seals not to be broken

                   Subject to order 27, where an official mark has been applied for the purpose of order 21, 22, 23 or 24, it shall be a contravention of these Orders if a person other than:

                     (a)  an authorised officer;

                     (b)  a person directed by an authorised officer; or

                     (c)  in the case of a mark applied for the purposes of order 24—an approved analyst;

interferes with the official mark.

27  Breakage of seals during transport

                   Where official marks have been applied for the purpose of order 21 and the means of transport or container system unit arrives at its destination within Australia with the official mark broken, the prescribed goods shall be:

                     (a)  retained under security by an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  re‑examined and disposed of in accordance with directions given by the Secretary;

and the authorised officer shall investigate the breakage and submit a report to the Secretary through the regional office.

Part 8Date marking

28  Prescribed goods to be date marked

                   Prescribed goods shall have the date of packaging applied in clear to:

                     (a)  in the case of goods packed in an outer carton or other outer covering, other than a bag—the outer carton or other outer covering, and that date shall be the same as the date or code that appears on any intermediate packaging including cans;

                     (b)  in the case of goods packed in a bag—the prescribed tag or other tag; and

                     (c)  in the case of goods packed in a can—the can end, by indelible means or embossing, and where a date code has been approved by the Secretary, this may be used instead of the in‑clear date.

29  Date of packaging

                   For the purposes of order 28, the date of packaging shall be:

                     (a)  in the case of prescribed goods that have undergone preservation by refrigeration only—the date of first packaging;

                     (b)  in the case of prescribed goods, other than canned goods, that have been manufactured or undergone heat treatment—the date on which the manufacture or heat treatment is completed; and

                     (c)  in the case of prescribed goods that are canned—the date on which the can is closed.

30  Code to be approved when used

                   Where a code is used to indicate the date of packaging under paragraph 28(c), the occupier of a registered establishment shall:

                     (a)  use an approved code issued by the Secretary; or

                     (b)  where the occupier desires to use a different code, submit the code to be used to the Secretary for approval and not use the code until written approval has been received.

Penal provision

31  Design of date of packaging other than for cans

                   Except in the case of cans, the date of packaging applied under order 28 shall consist of the words ‘PACKED ON’ or the letters and word ‘PKD ON’ followed by the date, and shall be in:

                     (a)  capital letters and numbers at least 5 mm high; and

                     (b)  the form of 1 or 2 digits representing the day of the month, followed by the first 3 letters in the name of the month or the name of the month in full, followed by 4 digits representing the year or 2 digits representing the last 2 numbers of the year.

32  Legibility of date of packaging

                   The date of packaging applied under order 28 shall be legible and shall be affixed in a reasonably permanent manner.

33  Altering or interfering with date of packaging prohibited

                   The date of packaging applied under order 28 shall not be altered or interfered with.

Penal provision

34  Expiry date or shelf life

          34.1  Subject to suborder 34.2, where an expiry date or a statement as to the expected shelf life of prescribed goods is applied in addition to the date of packaging the:

                     (a)  expiry date shall be preceded by words or abbreviations of words that clearly indicate its intent; or

                     (b)  shelf life statement shall clearly convey its intent.

          34.2  Where the prescribed goods have been preserved by refrigeration only, the maximum period that shall be indicated by the expiry date or shelf life statement is:

                     (a)  in the case of chilled ratite meat—14 days from the date of chilling;

                     (b)  in the case of chilled rabbit meat—14 days from the date of dressing and chilling; or

                     (c)  in the case of frozen goods—18 months from the date of packaging.

Part 9Exotic disease

36  Notification of State or Territory authorities

                   Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that an exotic disease is present at a registered establishment, the competent authority of the State or Territory in which the establishment is located shall be immediately notified in accordance with the law of that State or Territory.

37  Procedures to be implemented

                   Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that an exotic disease is present at a registered establishment, the following procedures shall be implemented:

                     (a)  access to the establishment shall be controlled;

                     (b)  the movement of prescribed goods, other goods, vehicles, guard dogs and persons off the establishment shall be prohibited;

                     (c)  the movement of prescribed goods, other goods and vehicles within the establishment shall cease;

                     (d)  action shall be put in train to determine the:

                            (iii)  identity and location of all prescribed goods and other goods on the establishment;

                     (e)  all dressing operations shall immediately cease;

                      (f)  the carcase and parts of all carcases that have not been subjected to post‑mortem inspection shall be inspected;

                     (g)  all affected carcases and their parts shall be identified and held so that any interference is prevented;

                     (h)  access to prescribed goods and other goods held on the establishment shall be secured;

                      (i)  all personnel who might have been exposed to the affected carcases or their parts shall be identified and confined to their work station until such time as provision can be made for the:

                              (i)  seizure and disinfection of equipment and apparel that may have been contaminated; and

                             (ii)  controlled decontamination or the persons of such personnel;

                      (j)  water use on the establishment shall be kept to a minimum;

                     (k)  any other procedures required by the competent authority in the State or Territory in which the registered establishment is located.

38  Procedures to be maintained until advised otherwise

                   The procedures under order 37 shall be maintained until the competent authority in the State or Territory in which the registered establishment is located advises that they may be discontinued or that authority takes control.

39  Obligations of occupier of registered establishment

                   For the purposes of implementing the procedures under order 37, the occupier of a registered establishment shall have in place arrangements that shall:

                     (a)  ensure that all the procedures can be put into effect without delay;

                     (b)  ensure that all directions given by an authorised officer are implemented without delay;

                     (c)  provide ready access to a telephone;

                     (d)  maintain a system of inventory giving detailed information as to the:

                             (ii)  origin of prescribed goods and other goods and their location on the establishment;

                            (iii)  destination of prescribed goods and other goods that have left the establishment; and

                     (e)  provide any other assistance or information that an authorised officer requests.

Part 10Export certification and trade descriptions

40  Ante and Post Mortem Certification

                   Where ratites from which ratite meat or ratite meat products are derived, have undergone ante and post mortem inspection, an authorised officer may issue to the occupier of the establishment or the person intending to export the goods, a certificate attesting to the inspection which shall be in writing in a form approved by the Secretary.

41  Requirements to be complied with

                   A trade description as set out in Column 3 of Schedule 2 to these Orders in relation to prescribed goods of a kind shown in Column 1 of Schedule 2, shall be applied to prescribed goods of that kind.


Schedule 1Inspection stamp

(order 11)

  

Design of stamp

                   The inspection stamp referred to in order 11 for ratites or rabbits that do not comply with paragraphs 10(a) and (b) but that have been passed for export by an authorised officer shall be in accordance with the following design:

 

 

Schedule 2Trade descriptions

(order 41)

  

 

Column 1




Category of meat

Column 2




Conditions or restrictions to be complied with

Column 3

Provisions relating to trade descriptions in addition to those specified in these Orders and the Export Control (Prescribed Goods—General) Order 2005

4. Rabbit—whole carcase

1. A rabbit carcase shall be derived from an animal of the genus Oryctolagus.

1. The trade description applied to rabbit carcases shall include the word ‘Rabbit’.

2. The trade description applied to rabbit carcases may include an indication as to the number of carcases contained within the carton or covering, on the outer carton or covering.

3. Where the trade description applied to rabbit carcases includes a mass range, it shall, be shown as:

(a) numbers and a symbol that represents the minimum and maximum net mass of the carcase in the coverings; or

 

 

(b) a number and symbol representing the:

(i) minimum net mass of any carcase in the covering; or

(ii) maximum net mass of any carcase in the covering;

preceded or followed by words, or abbrevations of words that clearly indicate the intent, on the cartons or coverings.

4. Where the carcase has been prepared to include skin, head or feet, the trade description shall include the words ‘Skin On’, ‘Head On’, ‘Feet On’ or a combination of any of these, on the cartons or coverings.

5. Rabbit—pieces or portions

1. Rabbit pieces or portions shall be derived from rabbits complying with Clause 1, Column 2 of Category 4.

1. The trade description applied to rabbit pieces or portions shall include:

(a) the word ‘Rabbit’;

(b) the approved description of the pieces or portions;

on the cartons or coverings.

2. The trade description applied to rabbit pieces or portions may include:

(a) an indication of the number of pieces or portions in the carton or in the covering; and

(b) the word or words ‘bone‑in’, ‘boned out’, ‘part boned’ or ‘boneless’ as appropriate.

3. Where rabbit pieces or portions are packed in an inner container or package the trade description may include a reference to any or all of the following:

(a) the number of inner containers or packages; or

(b) type of inner containers or packages; or

(c) the net mass of inner containers or packages; or

(d) the number of pieces or portions contained in inner containers or packages;

on the outer cartons or coverings.

6. Rabbit—edible offal

1. Rabbit offal shall be derived from rabbits complying with Clause 1, Column 2 of Category 4.

1. The trade description applied to rabbit offal shall include—the word ‘Rabbit’ and the approved description of the cut or organ, on the cartons or coverings.

2. Where rabbit offal is packed in an inner container or package, the trade description may include a reference to any or all of the following:

 

 

(a) the number of inner containers or packages;

(b) type of inner containers or packages;

(c) the net mass of inner containers or packages; or

(d) the number of cuts or organs in inner containers or packages;

on the outer cartons or coverings.

7. Hare—whole carcase

1. A hare carcase shall be derived from an animal of the genus Lepus.

 

1. The trade description applied to hare carcases shall include the word ‘Hare’.

2. The trade description applied to hare carcases may include an indication as to the number of carcases contained within the carton or covering, on the outer carton or covering.

3. Where the trade description applied to hare carcases includes a mass range, it shall be shown as:

(a) numbers and a symbol that represents the minimum and maximum net mass of the carcase in the coverings; or

(b) a number and symbol representing the:

(i) minimum net mass or any carcase in the covering; or

(ii) maximum net mass of any carcase in the covering;

preceded or followed by words, or abbreviation of words, that indicate the intent;

on the cartons or coverings.

 

 

4. Where the carcase has been prepared to include, skin, head, or feet, the trade description shall include the words ‘Skin On’, ‘Head On’, ‘Feet On’ or a combination of any of these, on the cartons or coverings.

8. Hare—pieces or portions

1. Hare pieces or portions shall be derived from hares complying with Clause 1, Column 2 of Category 7.

 

1. The trade description applied to hare pieces or portions shall include:

(a) the word ‘Hare’;

(b) the approved description of the pieces or portions;

on the cartons or coverings.

2. The trade description applied to hare pieces or portions may include:

(a) an indication of the number of pieces or portions in the carton or in the covering; and

(b) the word or words ‘bone‑in’ ‘boned‑out’, ‘part boned’ or ‘boneless’ as appropriate.

3. Where hare pieces or portions are packed in an inner container or package the trade description may include a reference to any or all of the following:

(a) the number of inner containers or packages; or

(b) type or inner containers or packages; or

(c) the net mass of inner containers or packages; or

(d) the number of pieces or portions contained in inner containers or packages;

on the outer cartons or coverings.

9. Hare—edible offal

1. Hare offal shall be derived from hares complying with Clause 1, Column 2 of Category  7.

1. The trade description applied to hare offal shall include—the word ‘Hare’ and the approved description of the cut or organ, on the cartons or coverings.

2. Where hare offal is packed in an inner container or package, the trade description may include a reference to any or all of the following:

(a) a number of inner containers or packages;

(b) type of inner containers or packages; or

 

 

(c) the net mass of inner containers or packages; or

(d) the number of cuts or organs in inner containers or packages;

on the cartons or coverings.

 

Schedule 3Requirements for registered establishments

Note:       See order 6AA.

  

  

1  Application for registration

                   An application for registration of an establishment under the General Order must be completed and returned to an authorised officer in the State or Territory in which the establishment is located, together with plans and specifications of the establishment.

2  Requirements for plans and specifications

             (1)  For the purposes of registration, plans or diagrams giving the general structural and operational layout of the establishment must be provided.

             (2)  Plans must be sufficiently detailed to allow evaluation of the establishment and must include:

                     (a)  a locality map showing the site in relation to the local area; and

                     (b)  a site plan showing all salient features of the site and adjoining sites including location of the establishment; and

                     (c)  a floor plan of processing areas, showing all permanent fixtures and layout of equipment; and

                     (d)  a product flow chart, and main features of the product.

3  Records to be maintained

                   Each document that:

                     (a)  is made by the occupier of a registered establishment or that comes into the occupier’s possession; and

                     (b)  is relevant to whether there is compliance with the applicable requirements of the Act or these Orders;

must be retained for at least 2 years after the document concerned is made by the occupier or comes into the occupier’s possession.

Note:          For retaining records electronically see subsection 12(2) of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999.

4  Structural requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods

             (1)  The premises, equipment, facilities and essential services that are necessary to ensure that operations for the preparation of prescribed goods are conducted in accordance with the requirements of these Orders must be provided at a registered establishment.

             (2)  Measuring devices must be provided and used to assess accurately whether the requirements of these Orders are complied with.

Note:          For guidance on Australian legal units of measurements and tolerances, see the National Measurement Act 1960. For the application of the National Measurement Act 1960 in relation to contracts, dealings or transactions made or entered into in connection with the exportation of goods, see section 13 of that Act.

             (3)  If one or more authorised officers are permanently located at the establishment or are required to be present at the establishment during the preparation of prescribed goods, the following amenities must be provided:

                     (a)  an office;

                     (b)  a dining room;

                     (c)  a change room;

                     (d)  a shower room;

                     (e)  a toilet room;

                      (f)  a rest room where amenities are provided for female authorised officers.

             (4)  The amenities must be:

                     (a)  separate from, but may be in the same building as, amenities provided for employees; and

                     (b)  suitable, and suitably and conveniently located; and

                     (c)  for the exclusive use of authorised officers.

             (5)  An office referred to in paragraph (3)(a) must be equipped with:

                     (a)  a telephone, a connection to a computer terminal and a lockable metal cabinet; and

                     (b)  for each authorised officer requiring the use of the office—a desk, chair and locker; and

                     (c)  hand washing and drying facilities (if these are not conveniently located nearby).

             (6)  The area within which an authorised officer performs a post mortem inspection must not be encroached upon by equipment or personnel.

             (7)  Access must be provided to a prescribed goods examination facility that:

                     (a)  is located within a refrigerated area; and

                     (b)  is maintained at a temperature of not warmer than 10ºC during operations.

             (8)  The prescribed goods examination facility need not be for the exclusive use of authorised officers, provided they can perform their functions unimpeded while in the facility.

             (9)  If prescribed goods are loaded for export at the establishment, the establishment must have a separate and secure storage area for the storage of all prescribed goods retained or held under security.

           (10)  The construction and use of the secure storage area must not jeopardise the integrity or security of prescribed goods held in the area.

5  Control systems

                   The occupier of a registered establishment must:

                     (a)  identify the importing country requirements for which a government certificate for prescribed goods may be sought; and

                     (b)  document the control systems used to ensure compliance with:

                              (i)  the identified importing country requirements; and

                             (ii)  the relevant Australian Standards; and

                            (iii)  all requirements necessary for the issue of an export permit or government certificate in relation to prescribed goods.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide details of the history of this legislation and its provisions. The following endnotes are included in each compilation:

 

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments

Endnote 6—Modifications

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous

 

If there is no information under a particular endnote, the word “none” will appear in square brackets after the endnote heading.

 

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key in this endnote sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

 

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

 

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended the compiled law. The information includes commencement information for amending laws and details of application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

 

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision level. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.

 

Uncommenced amendments—Endnote 5

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in endnote 5.

 

Modifications—Endnote 6

If the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details of the modification are included in endnote 6.

 

Misdescribed amendments—Endnote 7

An amendment is a misdescribed amendment if the effect of the amendment cannot be incorporated into the text of the compilation. Any misdescribed amendment is included in endnote 7.

 

Miscellaneous—Endnote 8

Endnote 8 includes any additional information that may be helpful for a reader of the compilation.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

pres = present

am = amended

prev = previous

c = clause(s)

(prev) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expired or ceased to have effect

rep = repealed

hdg = heading(s)

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

mod = modified/modification

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

No = Number(s)

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

o = order(s)

SR = Statutory Rules

Ord = Ordinance

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

orig = original

SubPt = Subpart(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)
/sub‑subparagraph(s)

 

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Orders No. 3 of 1985

29 Apr 1985 (Gazette 1985, No. S137)

29 Apr 1985

 

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Orders as amended by No. 11 of 1985

31 Oct 1985 ( Gazette 1985, No. S450)

4 Nov 1985

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Orders as amended by No. 10 of 1986

29 Oct 1986 (Gazette 1986, No. S549)

29 Oct 1986

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Orders as amended by No. 1 of 1989

29 Mar 1989 (Gazette 1989, No. GN11)

29 Mar 1989

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Orders as amended by No. 5 of 1989

29 Sept 1989 (Gazette 1989, No. S315)

1 Oct 1989

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Amendment Orders 2005 (No. 1)

18 Feb 2005 (F2005L00332)

19 Feb 2005

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Amendment Orders 2005 (No. 2)

29 June 2005 (F2005L01841)

1 July 2005

Game, Poultry and Rabbit Meat Amendment Orders 2010 (No. 1)

23 Nov 2010 (F2010L03053)

1 Dec 2010 (see o. 2)

Export Control Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Order 2014

23 July 2014 (F2014L01017)

Sch 1 (items 42–58): 24 July 2014

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

o 1.......................................

rep. 1986 No. 10

 

ad. 2005 No. 1

 

am, 2010 No. 1

o 3.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10; 2005 No. 2

o 4.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10; 2005 No. 1

 

rs. 2005 No. 2

 

am. 2010 No. 1

o 5.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10; 1989 No. 1; 2005 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

Note to o 5.1........................

ad F2014L01017

o 5A....................................

ad. 1986 No. 10

 

rs. 2010 No. 1

Part 2

 

o 6.......................................

am. 2010 No. 1

o 6AA..................................

ad F2014L01017

o 6AB..................................

ad F2014L01017

o 6AC..................................

ad F2014L01017

o 6AD..................................

ad F2014L01017

o 6A....................................

ad. 1986 No. 10

 

am. 2005 No. 2

 

rs. 2010 No. 1

o 7.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10

 

rs. 2005 No. 1

 

am. 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

o 7A....................................

ad. 1986 No. 10

 

rep F2014L01017

Part 3

 

o 8.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10; 1989 No. 1

 

rs. 2005 No. 1

 

am. 2005 No. 2; 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

Part 4

 

o 9.......................................

am. 1986 No. 10; 2005 No. 2; 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

o 10.....................................

am. 1985 No. 11; 1986 No. 10; 2005 No. 2; 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

hdg to o 11..........................

rs F2014L01017

o 11.....................................

am. 2005 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

Part 5

 

o 14.....................................

am. 2005 Nos. 1 and 2

Part 6

 

hdg to o 15..........................

rs F2014L01017

o 15.....................................

rs. 1985 No. 11

 

am. 2005 No. 2; F2014L01017

o 16–19...............................

rep. 1985 No. 11

Part 7

 

o 20.....................................

am. 2005 No. 2

 

rep. 2010 No. 1

o 21.....................................

am. 2005 No. 2

o 22.....................................

am. 2005 No. 2

o 23.....................................

am. 2005 No. 2

o 24.....................................

am. 1985 No. 11; 2005 No. 2

o 25.....................................

am F2014L01017

o 26.....................................

am F2014L01017

o 27.....................................

am F2014L01017

Part 8

 

o 34.....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

Part 9

 

o 35.....................................

rep. 2010 No. 1

o 37.....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

o 39.....................................

am. 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

Part 10

 

Part 10.................................

ad. 1989 No. 1

o 40.....................................

ad. 1989 No. 1

 

am. 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

o 41.....................................

ad. 1989 No. 1

Part 11.................................

ad. 1989 No. 5

 

rep. 2010 No. 1

o 42.....................................

ad. 1989 No. 5

 

am. 2005 No. 2

 

rep. 2010 No. 1

o 43.....................................

ad. 1989 No. 5

 

am. 2005 No. 1

 

rep. 2010 No. 1

Schedule..............................

rep. 1989 No. 1

Schedule 1

 

Heading to Schedule 1.........

rs. 2005 No. 1; 2010 No. 1

Schedule 1...........................

ad. 1989 No. 1

 

am. 2010 No. 1; F2014L01017

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2...........................

ad. 1989 No. 1

 

am. 2005 No. 2; 2010 No. 1

Sch 3

 

Sch 3...................................

ad F2014L01017

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]