Reading Beef Central on risk of re-export feels like déjà vu.
VALE noted that PK Livestock and Meat in Pakistan, which was aligned at the time with Wellard, was importing Aussie livestock…and shipping it out as chilled and frozen meat. At the time we blogged on this absolute idiocy.
And now, here we are again. Everyone flogging off meat from imported Australian livestock , with their uncertain drug residue status (as highlighted by Barnaby Joyce in Senate Estimates), not to mention that “Aussie meat” certainly is not going to be slaughtered to our high Aussie export abattoir standards. Beef Central are right to draw attention to the potential for microbial contamination and also drug residues…and the risk to Australia’s beef industry….if this faux-Aussie meat gets exported.
And here’s a thought…..maybe that second rate meat will one day get sent back to Oz to feed the Aussie demand for beef…..