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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.
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
When an LPA NVD/Waybill is signed, producers are declaring that on-farm food safety requirements, as outlined under LPA, are met.
To order and use the LPA NVD/Waybill, producers must be LPA accredited.
LPA NVD/Waybills are available in hard copy or electronically:
- Hard copy – LPA NVD/Waybill booklets containing 20 forms (in triplicate) can be ordered online or via the LPA hotline, at a cost of $35 (including GST).
- Electronic – producers must register online to use eDECs. The eDEC is available at a discount of 40% compared to the price of the hard copy NVDs. To obtain eDECs, producers must purchase electronic tokens online ($20.90 per 20 tokens). One token is equivalent to one NVD.