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View our Information Explainer on the supply of Halal Meats into the Australian Supermarkets to your plate. Giving a great overview of how the EST is a reliable way to identify Halal Meat.

Establishment Numbers

The purpose of this feature is to assist people to access Halal Meat within Australia from Halal Certified suppliers.

The benefit for the Halal Consumer in identifying if a product is sourced from a Halal Certified Processing Plant is a tool to assist informing you. The choice on whether to purchase a product and its Halal Suitability is your own. We ask that everyone inform themselves to their own satisfaction with regards to every purchase made and its Halal Suitability.

An Establishment number (EST) is a series of numbers applied to Meat Products distributed into the Australian Domestic and Meat Export Markets. It is a number issued by Federal and State Authorities to identify the originating Processing Plant, Boning Room, Cold Storage Facility or Distribution Centre.

Establishment Numbers are issued for the purposes of Exporting by the Australian Federal Government Department. (Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment). Other organisations assisting with the managing of Establishment (EST) numbers include Aus-Meat.

It is important to note that Domestic Meat (Red Meat and Poultry) providers
are not required to apply or hold an Establishment number

Establishment Numbers are issued to a specific Site. If the company that the Establishment Number was issued to changes address, changes name, changes conditions etc. Then it is required to apply for another Establishment Number.

Establishment Numbers are easily identified as a "stamp" number on the section of meat or included on the label.

By viewing the Establishment Number you are identifying the Originating Source of that cut of meat.

 

It is a tool to assist in the tracking of quality and safety control measures both overseas and locally.

 
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Know of a Meat Product that is Halal Certified & available in your local supermarket then submit the EST and Details for our team to confirm then list here if Halal Certified.

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This feature is provided as a tool to help indicate Halal Status by Establishment Numbers (EST)

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Frequently asked questions

Dept of Agriculture

Why do Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment register establishments for Export?


The purpose of registering an establishment is to ensure that:

  1. the facilities available are fit for the purpose of preparing, handling, storing and/or inspecting product for export
  2. appropriate hygiene and the necessary measures to produce the goods according to trade description and other requirements applicable to a given commodity are maintained
  3. the goods comply with importing country requirements.




Establishment number for an establishment exporting.


A number is allocated to an establishment upon registration. The number is unique for the purposes of identifying the establishment. If an occupier moves operations to new premises, a new number will be allocated to those premises upon registration.





Aus-Meat

Why do Aus-Meat register Establishment numbers for exporting Abattoirs and Boning Rooms?


Under the Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry Act 1997 all Export Abattoirs and Export Boning Rooms must hold AUS-MEAT Accreditation.




Who is Aus-Meat?


AUS-MEAT Limited is an industry owned company operating as a joint venture between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC). AUS-MEAT runs efficient, disciplined business practices operating under internationally recognised ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems





Halal

How do we identify Halal Certified providers by Establishment Numbers?


It is important to understand that circumstances change. Halal Certificates expire, are withdrawn and are sometimes cancelled. We give no undertakings or guarantees. This feature and list is provided freely as an infomational tool only. Halal Food Meat Establishment List has been completed only after our team have called and spoken with Processing Plants, Boning Rooms, Storage and Cold Room facilities throughout Australia (over 300+). We researched each Establishment Provider to identify whether they were Halal Certified or Not. When contacting each Provider we asked management at each site the following questions. 1. Are you Halal Certified? 2. Who is the Halal Authority? 3. What type of Meat do you process on site? 4. Do you have specialised Meat Types Available to market? 5. Do you supply to Domestic Market, Export Market or Both? This information is held by our team and we do not release details to public other than that informatin which is shared in our Establishment Feature. Once we received confirmation of Halal Certification we then checked with the Halal Authority the status of the Certification and where possible asked for the Halal Authority that issued to advise the expiry date or renewal of the Certificates.




Is my meat Product always Halal when EST is from a Halal Certified Provider?


NO, There are risks with everything and it is important that you inform yourself to your own satisfaction before considering a product as Halal. The Halal Status of a Final Product can be changed for the following example. A Halal Certified Processing Plant processes, cuts, packages and distributes Meat Packs to the supermarket. The Supermarket then stocks shelves with the Meat Packs for consumer to purchase. 1. Processing Plant Halal Certification may change (may have failed Audit, may have changed process, may have cancelled Halal Certification, the Authority for Halal Certification is withdrawn from the Halal Authority) 2. The Processing Plant delivers raw product to the supermarket or store and it is packed locally. The risk of contamination with other products needs to be considered. 3. The Processing Plant delivers raw product to the supermarket or store and it is prepared and has other products (marinates) added to it before being packed. The additional ingredients added to the product may not be Halal Suitable and as such a risk. 4. The Supermarket or Store or Employees may be responsible for contamination of products with other food products, consumer interaction, contact with Haram products. We strongly recommend to reduce the risks of contamination that Halal Consumers only purchase products that they are satisfied as Halal Suitable.

  • The Halal Consumer should purchase only those products that are Sealed Packaged and Clearly labelled with Halal Logo
  • Where a Halal Logo is not present then ask the Supermarket or Store Manager or Butcher Section Manager to view the Product Box that the goods were delivered in. Often these boxes will contain the EST and Halal Status.
  • Where possible only purchase those products that are vacumn sealed from the Processing Plant direct to shelf.




How can I confirm the Halal Status?


We would recommend that should you want to confirm Halal Certification of an Establishment Number that you call the issuing Halal Authority direct. Requesting for confirmation that the Establishment Number is Halal Certified. Contacting Processing Plants and Providers often results in being referred back to the Halal Authority for confirmation.




What help is provided by Halal Authorities?


This feature is provided independently from Halal Authorities. Within the current Australian Market there is no centralised Authority or Body but rather a dynamic and diverse group of organisations representing local, regional,state and federal Halal Requirements. With little transparency to the market There are a number of Halal Authorities within Australia and Regional Halal Authorities. Some Authorities operate as a Commercial business whilst others operate as Cultural Leaders in the Australian Markets. These authorities are conscious of the need to provide strong Data and Privacy rules around the way that they conduct business with Processing Plant Operators and within Industries. As a result rarely engaging openly in discussions or disclosing information about providing lists to help mainstream Halal Consumers.