PrimeSafe was established on 1 July 2003 under the Seafood Safety Act 2003 and the Meat Industry Act 1993 which expanded the responsibility of the former Victorian Meat Authority to include seafood safety, in addition to red meat and poultry food safety. PrimeSafe is also responsible for the regulatory management of pet meat and pet food.

As a condition of licence, meat and seafood processing facilities are required to maintain adequate procedures within their quality assurance program to ensure compliance with standards relevant to their processing operations.

Under the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), PrimeSafe has nominated DQS as one of the accredited third party audit bodies to monitor quality assurance systems at meat and seafood processing facilities.

Why Choose DQS?

DQS has been providing independent audits under the JASANZ PrimeSafe scheme since 2003. Our thorough and pragmatic approach to audits has assisted many of our clients to improve their level of compliance. Contact us today to receive a quote for your PrimeSafe licenced facility.



Recognize Expectations
Control Processes
Ensure Success

Here’s How It Works

Approach a stable ISMS step by step. Your guideline for this: ISO 27001

  • Analyze processes and take customer expectations into account, as well
  • Identify threats and weigh them by incidence rate. Eliminate or minimize risks before they have negative effects
  • Introduce supportive security measures, e.g. for the power supply or access regulations. Afterwards, the logical next step is a certification audit. As an independent third party, we prove that you conform to the norm – and thereby create trust both internally and externally.