First Report

12 July 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-894-8

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Membership of committee (PDF 43KB)
Abbreviations and Acronyms (PDF 11KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 31KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 18KB)

The reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 74KB)

The Australian beef cattle industry
Previous committee reports
Trade considerations
BSE Food Safety Risk Assessments
Biosecurity import risk analysis

Chapter 3 - Comment on terms of reference (PDF 100KB)

Possible imminent importation of beef products from countries whose cattle herds have BSE and/or FMD
Risk assessment processes undertaken by government agencies
European beef supply chain and horse meat contamination
Implications for Australia's reputation as an exporter
Parliamentary scrutiny
Food labelling
Conclusions and recommendations

Additional comments by Government Senators (PDF 11KB)
Additional comments by Senator Nick Xenophon and Senator John Madigan (PDF 12KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 3 - Executive summaries of the Croatia BSE Food Safety Risk Assessment Report and The Netherlands BSE Food Safety Risk Assessment Report* (PDF 16KB)

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