Meat Inspection Services

Ensuring that
animal products
meet the highest
global standards

Meat Inspection

As the New Zealand Government’s Recognised Agency for ante and post mortem meat inspection, our specialist staff have over 13,000 years of accumulated experience in meat inspection.

Every year, our 650 meat inspectors carry out over 900,000 hours of inspection on over 28 million animals at 70 meat processing facilities.

Partnering with us allows you to tell your story of meat safety, quality and excellence to your customers.

Capability and Capacity

We understand the challenges faced in the meat processing environment and pride ourselves on getting the right people, with the right resources, to the right place, at the right time.

We have experience operating under a regulatory model verified by government veterinarians. We leverage off our current depth of skills, knowledge and technical capability to support operations.

Training and Employment

In order to be able to complete the Meat Inspection course (New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Products Examination Services)) you must either be employed by AsureQuality or by a meat company that carries out their own meat inspection services. The Meat Inspection course is learnt on the job and takes approx. 6 – 7 months to complete.  

Public courses are not currently available for Meat Inspection training. 

For employment opportunities with AsureQuality please view our careers page(external link) and apply for any suitable jobs. 

Systems and Compliance

Our reputation of quality is underpinned by statistical and information systems for ensuring compliance.

The Meat Inspection programme is accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 by JASANZ and has Recognised Agency status from the Ministry for Primary Industries.

We conduct ongoing monitoring of performance against regulated targets for inspection decisions and procedural accuracy.

We perform regular audits at a plant level to ensure systems compliance.

We go beyond core inspection to offer customers added value pitched at the top end of our technical expertise.

Train to be a qualified meat inspector with AsureQuality PDF (39 KB)