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Regulatory Processes

If you aren't ahead, you are trying to catching up

Trade agreements, pricing and the ability to transport effects each and every aspect of the production process as well. Moving ahead requires knowledge on regulations and operations management.

When it comes to livestock, food and people there are many health and safety regulations with a number of agencies and regulatory bodies to look after them.

Trade regulations are meant to keep food safe, but are sometimes used to create barriers to markets. There are also animal welfare, sustainability and natural resource management that are all terms that are difficult to gain consensus on. Waste, water, specified risk material, and effluent are a complex web that can be barriers or they could be marketing tools to support brand values. Labour and occupational health also continue to add pressure to food production. Processing meat requires interventions and controls throughout the production, even right up to the box.

Further processing meat is a whole other level of regulatory since human health may be compromised. Regulations and standards are strict around trim, especially in grinding as this is where contaminates are most likely to enter the food chain. Cross contamination is also a real threat the more meat is handled.

Increasingly there are global standard emerging that attempt to define proper best practise around sustainability, traceability, chain of custody, and transport that are meant to ensure a level playing field around the world both for livestock and meat production.

Many of these regulatory standards come with onerous certifications, audits, inspections, and approvals. Regulatory continues to be a big factor in profits and margins in meat, so acting pre-emptively rather than reactionary gives you the confidence to grow in the future.


in Regulation and Standards

Regulation hurdles to global markets

Continuous changes in regulations in all markets

Staying ahead of environmental concerns

Quality and safety training and production compliance

Marketing's effects on grading

Yield variations vs. profits

Box standards compliance domestically and internationally

Materials handling for further processing

Product attributes that must meet 3rd party standards

Transport of livestock and products destined for global markets

Janus Solutions
Regulatory Work

Solving regulatory hurdles within the design stage

Forward thinking standards to ensure future compliance

Training mechanisms that keep staff aware of compliance

Quality assurance plans which repel trouble

Worker protocols and crisis management plans for piece of mind

Preparing for what "sustainability' means in the future

Closed-loop supply chains that link standards from farm to fork

Creating food supply chains that give full traceability a chance

Building internal standards which improve carcass utilization

Finding production standards that improve marketability and profit

Working with environmental regulations to align with brand

Regulation & Standards Process

  • Markets

  • Environmental

  • Harvest

  • Deboning

  • Further Process

  • Programs

  • Transport

  • Approval


Janus Solutions sees obstacles as opportunity

Keeping up with regulatory and standards to either stay in the market or get to new ones has developed into an ancillary industry for the meat industry. Quality assurance, occupational health and safety of staff at the top of the list. Likewise, global trade implications, and even consumer ideals of sustainability and animal welfare, all need specialized attention and microscopic precision.

Tackling the complexity starts with knowing the right questions to ask and having a firm processes in place. For Janus Solutions this means working ahead of the trend, with people and partners that can make a difference in the outcome of a new build or the refreshing of existing facilities. We work to keep investments attainable and look for better ways to get them done.

We believe obstacles are opportunity and we prove this every day.