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May 2019

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What’s happening at MINTRAC?

Since the AMPC decision to internalise the running of the Industry Networks and a number of other functions, a great deal of planning and re-focusing has occurred at MINTRAC. 

Firstly, please be assured that MINTRAC will not be closing its doors. Our income comes from multiple sources, of which the AMPC contracts were only a part, and the coming months will see a strengthening of activities in other areas. 

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What’s where on the on the MINTRAC website?

Are you a little unsure where to find what on our website? Well we have created a little graphic to help you to your way. If you are still not sure you can phone us on 02 98196699 or even chat on FB page -@ MINTRACAUS
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Wrapping up the National Training Conference

What an interesting and informative two days we had! As usual, we brought rain to the Gold Coast, but the Mantra Hotel staff welcomed us and treated us all to a smorgasbord of fine food and service.

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2019 Meat Industry Training Awards And the winners are………….

At the recent 2019 MINTRAC Training Conference we once again celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of everyone who participates in or provides training in the meat industry. 
We celebrated three awards this year.

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2019 MINTRAC Meat Industry and Quality Assurance Conference - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

23 - 24 October 2019
MANTRA Legends Hotel, 25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Gain industry insights from more than fifteen (15) experts from Australia and internationally to benchmark and improve your quality assurance and meat safety strategies and practices
Thanks to your continued support, the Australian meat industry’s Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance (MI&QA) conference is now in its twentieth year.

Full details and registrations here

Domestic Slaughterhouse Project – Update

The generic EAD plan and manual has now been developed and sent out for consultation with the state agricultural departments and meat industry regulators. The delivery of this program to the industry differs from state to state. However, plants are encouraged to incorporate this EAD plan into their Food Safety Plan or Approved Arrangements to enhance EAD surveillance, something that should be on the forefront of your mind in this worrying time with the rapid spread of African Swine Fever.

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Training Package Update AMP 4.0 is almost ready!

The draft Case for Endorsement for Release 4.0 of the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package is now being reviewed by the State Training Authorities. Once they have reviewed the Case for Endorsement it will be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).

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Poultry Corner

National Training Conference, Poultry processing sector – Companion Guide for Trainers and assessors, MINTRAC Associates and Vicky the Virtual Chicken
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AMPC Upskilling Scholarships

 The AMPC Upskilling Scholarship program is available to existing red meat processing employees. Twenty-five scholarships of $5,000 each have been made available over a five-year period. So far 18 scholarships have been awarded.
This Upskilling Scholarship Program will enable existing meat industry personnel to upgrade their current knowledge and qualifications. By supporting the upskilling of existing workers, the program ensures red meat processing companies and the greater industry are addressing the current skills shortages, building plant capacity in a dynamic and changing environment and ensuring succession planning is in place.

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Victorian Meat Inspection Students update

In an effort to address a shortage of people qualified in meat safety and quality assurance, entering industry, MINTRAC undertook a project in early 2018 to develop a model to attract university students to our industry. Following the success of a similar program at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, this year MINTRAC has taken the program to Federation University in Ballarat.

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Out and About with MINTRAC

MINTRAC has been busy out and about. Melbourne , Surfers Paradise and Tamworth just to name a few places!
You can keep up with us by liking MINTRAC on Facebook  

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