New versions of LPA NVDs (0720) for all species – sheep, goats, cattle (including EU) and bobby calves - will be available from 1 July 2020. These changes will include the removal of the agent’s declaration and the inclusion of a destination PIC.
For a period of six months, from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020, both updated and current NVD versions will be accepted.
From 1 January 2021, all LPA accredited producers who use hard copy NVD books will need to ensure they have the updated version, identified by version number ‘0720’.
Producers who use the eNVD platform will automatically access the updated version from 1 July 2020.
The changes to the NVDs are in response to a review by SAFEMEAT in 2019 which recommended a number of minor changes to improve the efficiency and usability of the document across the supply chain.
ISC is responsible for the management of the LPA program which includes the LPA NVD - a SAFEMEAT document ensuring the integrity of Australian red meat to both domestic and overseas markets. When producers sign an LPA NVD, they are guaranteeing their on-farm practices meet LPA requirements, and ultimately customer expectations.
Information on the changes to the NVD is available on the ISC website, NVD page.