Grade beef carcases using Meat Standards Australia standards

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Apply the MSA system

1.1. Consumer preferences for eating quality traits are identified.

1.2. Factors impacting on eating quality are identified.

1.3. The role that DNA samples have in the MSA system is identified and explained.

2. Grade beef carcases to MSA standards

2.1. Grade codes are accurately identified and allocated.

2.2. Boning room group of a carcase is identified.

2.3. Maturity, MSA marbling, hump height, fat distribution and hide puller damage are assessed to MSA standards.

2.4. Equipment used for measuring ultimate pH is calibrated, maintained and operated, and calibration results are recorded.

2.5. Ultimate pH is measured.

2.6. Hanging method is identified.

2.7. DNA samples are collected, stored and despatched according to MSA standards.

2.8. MSA graded carcaseproduct is identified

2.9. AUS-MEAT chiller assessment measurements of the carcase to be graded are recorded.

3. Operate MSA software and hardware to record grading details and generate eating quality outcomes

3.1. MSA software and hardware are accessed and operated.

3.2. Data is entered, stored, sorted, retrieved, checked and validated, interpreted and forwarded.

3.3. Grading reports and labels are generated.

4. Complete the MSA vendor declaration system

4.1. Essential information on a vendor declaration is identified.

4.2. Vendor declaration is signed.

4.3. Data Capture Unit (DCU) defaults are activated in accordance with the vendor declaration.

4.4. Records of MSA vendor declarations are stored in accordance with MSA requirements.

5. Stamp, ticket or label MSA graded carcase product

5.1. System for identifying graded product is identified.

5.2. Slaughter floor ticket information is applied.

5.3. Stamping of product is completed.

6. Adhere to the MSA Standards Manual for Grading

6.1. All aspects of MSA grading are completed in accordance with the Standards Manual and Licensing requirements.

6.2. Carcase is graded according to the MSA system.

6.3. Grading problems are identified and resolved.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMP3095B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM30611 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)