Australian Mungbean Association

Australian-grown mungbeans have quality written all over them!

TRADE QUALITY STANDARDS

The Australian mungbean industry has worked hard to establish a good reputation in international markets for reliable supply of high quality, consistent and safe to eat grain. A robust quality assurance program throughout the Australian supply chain underpins this reputation. The AMA urges strict adherence to all industry codes of practice, quality standards and hygiene practices.

 

Food safety and hygiene

 

On-farm hygiene

A Code of Hygiene Practice was established in 1989 by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS). The section of the Code that relates directly to mungbean growers and which outlines growers' responsibilities is under the heading 'Hygienic requirements on the farm and during transport to the mill'.

Growers need to familiarise themselves with this section of the code, and need to understand that while there is not direct licensing or inspection of on-farm handling and storage facilities, there is a legal obligation to comply with the hygienic requirements as set out under the Code.

It is absolutely critical that growers adopt this Code of Hygienic Practice and hygienic on-farm practices if Australia is to maintain its reputation as a producer of clean and hygienic foodstuffs for both the domestic and overseas markets.

 

Australian machine dressed mungbean standards

Adopted August 2019

 

Defect photographic charts

These photographic charts are designed to be used as a guide in conjunction with the current Machine Dressed Mungbean Standards.

 

End Point Royalty (EPR) collection

The EPR for all mungbean varieties from the NMIP and covered by PBR will be $8 per tonne. This will be based on clean graded grain.

EPR rates are set by the variety owners and are determined by research and development costs, market forces and the value of the variety to the Australian grains sector.

The collection of EPRs involves two main systems: a) automatic deduction of EPRs by grain traders buying from a grower; or b) royalty managers directly invoicing growers for EPRs.

Most grain traders support automatic deductions and do this after grain purchased directly from a grower has been correctly identified on grain receival documents.

Royalty managers will directly invoice growers for EPR payments in situations where growers sell to businesses that do not automatically deduct EPRs from their grain payments. Invoices will be based on the information provided by growers in their annual EPR Harvest Declaration Form.

More information about the transition to an EPR system.

Download the AMA Variety Licence.

 

 

 

 

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