Coordinating the development of Biosecurity DVDs for the Australian Chicken Meat

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

  • Project code: PRJ-010446

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


The project will produce a series of training DVDs / videos that present the biosecurity requirements and appropriate risk minimisation measures relevant to all sectors of the commercial meat chicken industry. The videos produced will include processing plant induction / training, general biosecurity, hatchery biosecurity and feedmill biosecurity.
An exhibition bird biosecurity information / training video will also be produced that is suitable for the non-commercial sector and will primarily target the exhibition poultry and live poultry sales groups. These groups represent the greatest risk of any of the non-commercial sectors, due to their practice of bringing birds together in the one place and returning live birds from such venues to existing flocks. This DVD would also be suitable for other non-commercial poultry groups.
The main emphasis of the videos is that there are two primary objectives of biosecurity – one being the minimisation of risks of avian disease, the other for control of food borne pathogens. Although many of the biosecurity practices relevant for each of these objectives are shared, the emphasis and approaches taken may be quite different.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Objective Summary

To provide coordination services for the delivery of 4 biosecurity training DVDs / videos for all sectors of the chicken meat industry.