Triton software helps meat processing facilities integrate seamlessly into the Meat Messaging system developed for Australian meat exporters. The system empowers exporters to comply with the stringent international standards for traceability, hygiene and quality control of export meats. You may be asking what Meat Messaging is, so let’s dive into some background.
What is Meat Messaging?
Meat Messaging is a secure online portal for export meat establishments to upload consignment information. Authorised users, such as importers, inspection houses, and end-users, can then access details about the consignment and individual cartons once they are received. Every shipment leaving a registered establishment must be sent as a message to the Meat Messaging portal.
The Meat Messaging portal is used by supply chain participants and regulatory authorities to verify the authenticity and traceability of meat products. The message information can be accessed by clients or import inspection facilities using the health certificate or barcode information on the carton, case, or pallet. AUS-MEAT manages the Meat Messaging system.
History of Meat Messaging
AUS-MEAT administers an industry program called Meat Messaging. The program is managed by an industry committee, RMSCC. The committee includes representatives from AMIC, AMPC, MLA, AUS-MEAT, DAFF, GS1 and industry members. Meat Messaging has received funding through various industry funding arrangements.
In 2017, the industry committee decided that Meat Messaging would be funded through a “Cost Recovery” model. This decision was made after consulting the industry and the model is based on billing for each message uploaded to Meat Messaging.
The industry committee published a model in 2022 that consisted of a proposed fee structure and time frame. The model also included a process for regularly adjusting the fee structure to uphold Meat Messaging.
How Does Meat Messaging Work?
Meat Messaging Portal
For every shipment leaving a registered Australian exporting establishment, the Meat Messaging IT management system sends a message to the Meat Messaging portal. This industry program stores information about the meat consignment securely in a cloud portal that follows industry standards.
The information uploaded to the Meat Messaging portal is identical to the information found on the physical carton, case, or carcass.
Supply chain participants and regulatory authorities can use the Meat Messaging industry portal to verify the authenticity and traceability of meat products. Clients or import inspection facilities can access the uploaded information by scanning the health certificate or barcode on the carton, case, or pallet.
Meat Messaging Standards
The Meat Messaging program uses GS1 barcoding and GS1 EANCOM electronic message standards, but these standards don’t replace regulatory requirements. Instead, they help and add to those requirements.
To learn about how the GS1 standards are used in the Meat Industry, please visit the RMSCC website.
To use Meat Messaging, companies must register and show proficiency in using the web portal by completing a test in the designated environment. Once the process is finished, DAWE and FSIS will approve the establishment, and it will be added to the FSIS Import Inspection Operations SharePoint site. This will enable them to remedy any shipping cartons without proper marking as per the directive.
Commercial Benefits of Using Meat Messaging
There are many benefits to using Meat Messaging for your establishment. This industry program can help to reduce administration costs, eliminate errors due to manual data entry, and improve traceability and regulatory compliance.
It also gives you the ability to track shipments from origin to destination, ensuring that all consignments are delivered through the correct channels and that any issues with labelling or documentation can be quickly remedied.
Check out this document from AUS-MEAT which outlines 12 commercial benefits of using the Meat Messaging system.
How Does Triton Software Help with Meat Messaging?
Triton’s Software empowers establishments to comply with Meat Messaging by exporting all the relevant information to the Meat Messaging portal being identical to the information found on the physical carton, case, or carcass. Triton’s Meat Messaging export information complies with GS1 barcoding and GS1 EANCOM electronic message standards.
In conclusion, Meat Messaging is a great way for Australian Meat Exporters to ensure traceability, authenticity and regulatory compliance. It also provides commercial benefits such as reduced administration costs and improved traceability. Contact us by using the live chat icon at the bottom of your screen or the enquiry form below for professional advice on how we can help you integrate Meat Messaging into your facility.