"Paddock to Plate"
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.
The purpose of this page is to assist people in identifying those Establishments within Australia that are Halal Certified. 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.
If you know of a Meat Product that is Halal Certified and 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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Frequently asked questions
Dept of Agriculture
Why do Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment register establishments for Export?
the facilities available are fit for the purpose of preparing, handling, storing and/or inspecting product for export
appropriate hygiene and the necessary measures to produce the goods according to trade description and other requirements applicable to a given commodity are maintained
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.
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
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.
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 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.
What help is provided by Halal Authorities?
This feature is provided independently from Halal Authorities.
What is an Establishment Number?
Who issues Establishment Numbers in Australia?
Establishment Numbers are managed by Deptartment of Agriculture,Water and the Environment and Aus-Meat.
How can you Register for an Establishment Number?
'fit and proper person' - the persons nominated as in management and control of the establishment are assessed as 'fit & proper persons' in accordance with the Export Control Act 1982
outstanding debt - any debts owed to the Commonwealth in connection with the establishment are paid
technical compliance - the establishment having an Approved Arrangement. The establishment must meet the technical requirements relevant to the commodity the Approved Arrangement will cover. The Instrument of Approval of the arrangement must accompany the application for registration.
Is it a requirement for Domestic only providers to register for an Establishment Number?
Dept Agriculture, Water and the Environemnt along with AUS-MEAT Accreditation is optional for Domestic registered Abattoirs and Boning Rooms.
Where do I locate the Establishment Number on a Meat Product?
When viewing a label on a product you will see information relating to the Expiry Dates, Pricing, Bar Codes, SKU Codes and other key information. Located within this information you will often be able to identify the Establishment Number (EST).
What information is provided in search results?
Our database contains a lot of information, some of this information is specific to the Company that owns the processing plant, some information is about the Processing Plant, some is about the Halal Authority.
An Establishment Number I entered in does not appear?
If an Establishment number you have entered does not appear in the results there are some reasons for it.
How can I help?
We are always open to offers of help. People can assist in a number of ways.
Who pays for this service?
This feature and service is free.