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Further Improvements to Singapore Market Access

APL has been advised that the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has determined that the use of Improvac as a form of immunocastration has no food safety risks and is removing its restriction on the use of Improvac for imports of chilled pork. Removal of the restriction has been requested by producers and is a longstanding APL market access goal. We are working with the Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment (DAWE) to release a Market Access Advice with updated …

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National surveillance study – the choice to opt out

Veterinarians use antimicrobials “as little as possible, as much as necessary” to ensure that the health and welfare of the pig is not compromised throughout its life. In 2015 we showed that Australia’s favourable low antimicrobial resistance status is advantageous for increasing consumer confidence. One way that the industry can continue to demonstrate our good animal management practices is by providing hard, science-based evidence. APL is completing an antimicrobial resistance surveillance study funded with support from the Australian Government Department of …

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Producers key to safe and effective agvet chemicals

The federal body responsible for agricultural and veterinary chemical products is calling on producers for help. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) wants producers and suppliers to report adverse effects and non-compliant or unregistered products. Adverse experience An adverse experience may involve: Risks to safety in animalsRisks to safety in humans using or exposed to the product/sLack of efficacy, when the correct label dose is usedOther unintended or unexpected side effects You can report adverse experiences, including those where a product has been used …

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CEO Message – 15 May 2020

The challenges and opportunities of COVID-19 continue to dominate the business outlook for Australia’s pork producers. This week’s stabilising pig indicator prices and signals of easing grain prices are particularly welcome given the mounting pressure on farmgate profitability in recent weeks. As confirmed during this week’s APL Board and Delegates meetings, our team remains steadfast in our focus to ensure Australian pork emerges strongly over the coming months across all marketplaces. The staggered resumption of foodservices across Australia this week is a key step …

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The producer owned organisation supporting and promoting the Australian pork industry. Australian Pork Limited (APL) is caring for the future of Australian pork.