Australian Pork Limited (APL), as the national representative body of pork producers, is the owner and managing agent of the Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program (APIQ®) program. APL has the stewardship of the APIQ® program on behalf of the industry.
The Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program (APIQ®) is the industry sponsored program for quality assurance.
Quality assurance means being able to assure customers that you can produce a quality product to meet their specifications every time. A quality assurance system involves putting in place documented procedures which identify the methods for carrying out key tasks, monitoring the tasks, recording the results of those actions and checking that the tesults conform to expectations.
APIQ® is designed to provide the framework and tools for pig enterprises to demonstrate their practice for food safety, traceability, animal welfare, biosecurity and management.