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After careful consideration, the APL Board has approved Third Party Auditing (TPA) for APIQtick13x14® effective 1 January 2018 with AUS-MEAT Ltd contracted as the TPA provider.

The APL Board considers that this change is necessary to ensure that APIQ systems are robust, credible and sustainable into the future. 

Our target to maintain is 90%.

APIQ Management advise that 'Boar Taint Vaccine' may now be used by producers that are CSC certified.  This amendment has been reviewed and approved by the APL Board and takes effect as of 16 January 2017.  It will be published initially as an amendment to APIQalt®  Standards Version 4.1 10/2015 and will be incorporated in Version 4.2 1/2017.

Recently the Queensland Government endorsed changes to stockperson competency requirements in the Animal Care and Protection Regulation of 2012 for Queensland pig producers. They changed the criteria and definition around being deemed “Suitably Qualified” to carry out a husbandry procedure on a pig.  

The APIQ Panel (Panel) is a panel of experts from various fields which is independent of the APL Board, the APL Board Quality Assurance (QA) Committee, APIQ Auditors and APIQ Management allowing it to make assessments and rulings in regard to an individual’s or organisation’s performance against the prescribed APIQalt® program.