At Stockyard, we do not leave anything to chance. Food safety is of paramount importance and is encompassed in our stringent quality management systems.
These systems ensure all inputs in the supply chain are thoroughly and continuously monitored by both internal and external auditing processes. Stockyard has a long history as consistent leader in product safety, integrity and environment management within the industry. We’re immensely proud of our strong reputation as a premium Australian grain-fed beef product.
Scroll below to find out more about each accreditation.
Global G.A.P. is an internationally recognised set of farm standards dedicated to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Independently certified, this global certification has the crucial objective of safe sustainable agriculture worldwide. Stockyard is the first Australian beef brand to achieve this standard
The internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 requires continuous monitoring and auditing to ensure we meet the quality standards we have imposed. Stockyard has continued to exceed standard levels since the company received initial accreditation in 2001.
The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) is a symbol that your can rely on us to do what we say we will – provide you with premium Australian grain-fed beef. The JAS ANZ accreditation aligns with our ISO 9001:2015 certification and is a marker of our stringent quality assurance systems.
An independent third-party conduct an audit of our systems annually to ensure our integrity.
Australian Trusted Trader
Backed by Australia Border Force, Australian Trusted Trader accreditation signals that we have been assessed and meet World Customs Organisation standards. As a result, our export activities are deemed low risk, our cargo out of Australia is expedited and the security of our exports are regularly reviewed.
Australian Trusted Trader reduces red tape for Trusted Traders at the border, improves certainty in export markets, and expedites the flow of their cargo in and out of Australia, which means faster access to market.
AUS-MEAT Non-Packer Export
We hold a non-packer exporter accreditation with AUS-MEAT. Under Australian legislation, we are required to hold this accreditation to be granted a license to export. This accreditation ensures that we are compliant across government and industry standards around quality assurance across the entire export supply chain. For you this means your product label and specifications adhere to AUS-MEAT language.
Our processing partner is also AUS-MEAT accredited, which is also required by law in Australia. Our sales and marketing team have also completed Beef Product Specification course with AUS-MEAT to understand beef products and the AUS-MEAT accreditation held by our processing partner.
HACCP Australia Food Safety Accreditation provides a recognised endorsement of food safety excellence. This endorsement offers assurance to the industry of a product’s suitability for use within a HACCP-based food safety programme. In alignment with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 protocol, Stockyard continues to proudly offer products that have been exposed to the highest food safety measures.
Safe Food QLD
Safe Food QLD accreditation allows Stockyard to store and deliver wholesale/retail products at our head office warehouse location. All production requirements completed off site are only done in Safe Food QLD accredited facilities to ensure the utmost hygiene and food safety precautions.
Meat Standards Australia
Meat Standards Australia ™ (MSA) is a beef grading program that labels beef with a grade and recommended cooking method to guarantee tenderness. Individual carcase attributes such as breed content, meat colour, marbling, fat depth, maturity and ultimate pH of the carcase are collected as all have an interrelated effect on eating quality. Results of grading are allocated to the carcase including individual primal quality grades, days of ageing required to achieve the grade, and recommended cooking method.
For all exports, only recognised Islamic organisations can certify Halal meat and meat products. The certification is also back by Australian government assurance that the product has be produced in accordance with Islamic Shari’aa standards. We process our cattle under halal guidelines in conjunction with the relevant bodies for the relevant market.