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The Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program (APIQ) is industry sponsored. The program has been created with input from a wide range of industry stakeholders.
Australian Pork Limited is the nominated steward for the program on behalf of the industry.
AUS-MEAT audits quality assured producers. On-farm compliance set in the Standards is verified through an independent audit system. This ensures the credibility of the APIQ quality assurance program. AUS-MEAT are the contracted third party auditing organisation who conduct independent third-party annual compliance audits of all certified producers.
APIQ Management is the team of support within APL. They handle the administration and support for the program.
They are governed by comprehensive Certification Policies (CP) and Administration Policies (AP). This team drafts new policies for approval.
APIQ Management is available to help stakeholders with APIQ accreditation queries and processes.
Contact the APIQ Management team if you have any questions or concerns on 1800 789 099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APIQ Panel makes decisions about producer and auditor issues of non-compliance.
Producers, auditors and APIQ Management can seek consultation from the Panel when they have concerns. This can be about audit outcomes, certification, APIQ policies and other issues. Their role is to direct appeals, incident investigations and review processes.
The Panel’s decisions are final and independent of APIQ Management.
The Panel consists of 5 or 6 specialists:
The program is governed by two categories of policy:
Policies are reviewed annually. Read more about APIQ certification policies.