The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government’s decision to relax import restrictions on beef

The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government’s decision to relax import restrictions on beef

23 June 2010

© Commonwealth of Australia 2010
ISBN 978-1-74229-331-8

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 24KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 9KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
The committee's first report
The committee's final report
Acknowledgement

 
Chapter 2 - Risk analysis processes for the importation of beef and beef products (PDF 204KB)

Assessment by the Australian BSE Food Safety Assessment Committee
Import risk analysis by Biosecurity Australia
Parliamentary scrutiny of risk assessment processes
Development of effective import protocols
In-country inspections
Economic impact of the new policy - consultation with Australia's current trade partners
Review of Country of Origin Labelling
Current understanding of human health risks associated with BSE
Conclusion

 
Dissenting Report by Government Senators (PDF 17KB)

Introduction
Import Risk Assessment (IRA) Process, Ministerial and Parliamentary Involvement
Tracing product from point of sale
Current understanding of human health risks associated with BSE

 
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 15KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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