National Vendor Declaration & Waybill
The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) National Vendor Declaration and Waybill (NVD/Waybill) is the main document upholding Australia’s meat and livestock food safety reputation. When an LPA NVD/Waybill is signed, the producer is declaring compliance with LPA, the industry’s food safety program.
The LPA NVD/Waybill enables important information regarding livestock history to be transferred through the supply chain to the end consumer so that they can be confident that the red meat product, in this case goatmeat, is safe.
The LPA NVD communicates the food safety and treatment status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors. The NVD also acts as movement documentation throughout the value chain.
NVDs are a legal document that are key to Australian red meat’s traceability and market access. It is crucial that you fill out the NVD accurately.
On-farm risk management
On-farm risk management actions, underpinned by LPA accreditation, back up all claims made on the LPA NVD/Waybill.
These actions help ensure that:
- Goatmeat remains safe for human consumption, free from unacceptable residue levels.
- Potential risk of contamination from livestock feed is minimised.
- The risk of the property being exposed to a hazardous disease is minimised.
- Good records are kept in order to verify farm management practices.
Obtaining and using the LPA NVD/Waybill
You must be LPA accredited to access to LPA NVDs. When you tick the boxes and sign your LPA NVD, you are declaring your on-farm practices meet LPA requirements, and ultimately customer expectations.
Your declaration must be backed up by accurate farm records. This is your pledge that the meat from your farm has been produced safely, ethically and meets biosecurity requirements– it means you stand by what you sell.
To determine the various NVD options available and how to order visit: https://www.integritysystems.com.au/on-farm-assurance/national-vendor-declaration-nvd/