"Paddock to Plate"
View our Information Explainer on the supply of Halal Meats into the Australian Supermarkets to your plate. Giving a great overview of how the EST is a reliable way to identify Halal Meat.
The purpose of this feature is to assist people to access Halal Meat within Australia from Halal Certified suppliers.
The benefit for the Halal Consumer in identifying if a product is sourced from a Halal Certified Processing Plant is a tool to assist informing you. The choice on whether to purchase a product and its Halal Suitability is your own. We ask that everyone inform themselves to their own satisfaction with regards to every purchase made and its Halal Suitability.
An Establishment number (EST) is a series of numbers applied to Meat Products distributed into the Australian Domestic and Meat Export Markets. It is a number issued by Federal and State Authorities to identify the originating Processing Plant, Boning Room, Cold Storage Facility or Distribution Centre.
Establishment Numbers are issued for the purposes of Exporting by the Australian Federal Government Department. (Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment). Other organisations assisting with the managing of Establishment (EST) numbers include Aus-Meat.
It is important to note that Domestic Meat (Red Meat and Poultry) providers
are not required to apply or hold an Establishment number
Establishment Numbers are issued to a specific Site. If the company that the Establishment Number was issued to changes address, changes name, changes conditions etc. Then it is required to apply for another Establishment Number.
Establishment Numbers are easily identified as a "stamp" number on the section of meat or included on the label.
By viewing the Establishment Number you are identifying the Originating Source of that cut of meat.
It is a tool to assist in the tracking of quality and safety control measures both overseas and locally.
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Know of a Meat Product that is Halal Certified & available in your local supermarket then submit the EST and Details for our team to confirm then list here if Halal Certified.
Barakah will be with you for helping your Brothers and Sisters...
This feature is provided as a tool to help indicate Halal Status by Establishment Numbers (EST)
EST will show here. Must be matched
Type of Meats processed will be here.
Halal Status to appear here
Certifying Halal Authorities
Frequently asked questions
Dept of Agriculture
Why do Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment register establishments for Export?
the facilities available are fit for the purpose of preparing, handling, storing and/or inspecting product for export
appropriate hygiene and the necessary measures to produce the goods according to trade description and other requirements applicable to a given commodity are maintained
the goods comply with importing country requirements.
Establishment number for an establishment exporting.
A number is allocated to an establishment upon registration. The number is unique for the purposes of identifying the establishment. If an occupier moves operations to new premises, a new number will be allocated to those premises upon registration.
Why do Aus-Meat register Establishment numbers for exporting Abattoirs and Boning Rooms?
Under the Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry Act 1997 all Export Abattoirs and Export Boning Rooms must hold AUS-MEAT Accreditation.
Who is Aus-Meat?
AUS-MEAT Limited is an industry owned company operating as a joint venture between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC). AUS-MEAT runs efficient, disciplined business practices operating under internationally recognised ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
How do we identify Halal Certified providers by Establishment Numbers?
It is important to understand that circumstances change. Halal Certificates expire, are withdrawn and are sometimes cancelled. We give no undertakings or guarantees. This feature and list is provided freely as an infomational tool only.
Is my meat Product always Halal when EST is from a Halal Certified Provider?
NO, There are risks with everything and it is important that you inform yourself to your own satisfaction before considering a product as Halal.
The Halal Consumer should purchase only those products that are Sealed Packaged and Clearly labelled with Halal Logo
Where a Halal Logo is not present then ask the Supermarket or Store Manager or Butcher Section Manager to view the Product Box that the goods were delivered in. Often these boxes will contain the EST and Halal Status.
Where possible only purchase those products that are vacumn sealed from the Processing Plant direct to shelf.