Chemical residue monitoring for the Australian export fodder industry

  • 15 pages

  • Published: 25 Jun 2024

  • Author(s): Gerard McMullen

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-504-9

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Maintaining market access is paramount to the Australian export fodder industry. The industry, pivotal to the agricultural sector, faces stringent regulatory requirements across global markets concerning food safety aspects, such as chemical residues, mycotoxins and heavy metals.

These regulations, often subject to change, are not merely guidelines but mandatory compliance points for each consignment, making knowledge and adaptability key to industry sustainability.

This project addresses the critical issue of regulatory compliance in the face of evolving regulation. The need for this work stems from the potential risk of non-compliance, which can lead to market access restrictions, thereby impacting the industry’s economic viability. Through a review of current and proposed changes across all export fodder markets, this study provides invaluable insight into regulatory trends.

The research found there is a need for enhanced communication between regulators, growers and marketers, ensuring timely updates on proposed regulatory changes. Continued investment into reviewing, assessing and communicating market changes will not only maintain but also strengthen market access, ensuring the industry’s robustness in the face of regulatory shifts. The forward-looking strategies outlined here are not just about adaptation but securing a competitive edge in the global fodder market.