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ESCAS noncompliance reported in Indonesia

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has been advised by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) of an Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) breach involving the non-compliant slaughter of cattle in seven Indonesian abattoirs.

 “It is important that when these isolated instances occur, direct and corrective action is taken. Exporters and importers immediately engaged the facilities as to why the handling of the cattle was not up to ESCAS standards and subsequent non-compliance occurred.”

“Exporters who have supplied cattle to those abattoirs are working closely with importers to jointly address the individual non-compliances with specific solutions.”

“The livestock export industry takes any non-compliance very seriously. ESCAS management plans have been submitted to DAWE, outlining corrective actions, and we will continue to assist DAWE with their investigation.”

“Any suspected animal welfare breaches should be immediately reported to ensure quick action can be undertaken. Any evidence that is withheld is in fact creating animal welfare incidents. The industry is genuinely committed to transparency, upholding and achieving continual improvement in animal welfare.”

“The current situation with COVID in Indonesia has only increased the importance of food security for the Indonesian people. It is vital we uphold supply of cattle for export to our valued partner.”

Quotes can be attributed to Mark Harvey-Sutton ALEC CEO


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