National Vendor Declaration (NVD)

A suite of changes to the NVD will be released this year to collectively provide an easier, more efficient and cost-effective way for producers and supply chain stakeholders to interact with the integrity system.  The changes include updated NVD versions, the release of a new electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) system, and the decommissioning of the eDEC system.

The NVD communicates the food safety status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors. The NVD also acts as movement documentation throughout the value chain.  

You must be LPA accredited to access to LPA NVDs. When you tick the box on your LPA NVD, you are declaring your on-farm practices meet LPA requirements, and ultimately customer expectations.

Your tick must be backed up by accurate farm records.  This is your pledge that the meat from your farm has been produced safely, ethically and meets biosecurity requirements– it means you stand by what you sell.

eNVD ‘how-to’ guide

Whether you’re an existing eNVD user or would like to start using eNVDs, this animated ‘how-to’ video provides a simple step-by-step guide to using the new eNVD system.

eNVD FAQs

The new LPA electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) system is an updated, mobile-friendly, user-centric version of the eNVD platform.

An LPA eNVD is the digital alternative to paper-based NVDs.

The eNVD is not just an NVD - it’s a system for completing all consignment paperwork digitally including livestock assurance and health declarations.

The new eNVD system is the result of extensive consultation by ISC with stakeholders throughout the supply chain.

Ahead of its launch to the red meat industry, the new eNVD system is undergoing rigorous testing, by producers and the lot feeding sector.

Participants involved in trialling the new eNVD have the opportunity to provide feedback to ISC to finetune the system ahead of its release.

Yes, this is a production system meaning the consignments create legitimate forms that can accompany livestock.

  • Users only have to answer questions once – the new system autofills duplicate answers across all different forms automatically
  • Mobile friendly – use on any mobile device or desktop computer. It is completely responsive to the size of the screen being used
  • Digital signatures & brands – users can draw their signature and/or brand using a touch-screen device or mouse
  • Consignment templates allow users to pre-fill accompanying documents.
    Unlimited space for livestock descriptions
  • Print at any time.
  • Fast, easy and more accurate than a paper NVD due to field validation, strengthening traceability and market access
  • Ensures the latest versions of vendor declarations are being used and meet market requirements
  • Reduces time and duplication spent completing livestock assurance and health declarations
  • Reduces the cost of storing and retrieving historical NVDs for auditing, reporting and administrative purpose
  • Saves the industry time and money, because it is instantly available online. Producers don’t need to wait for new NVD books to arrive
  • All consignments are in the one place and instantly available online, enabling stakeholders to log in and view eNVDs, including receivers of a consignment or animal.

The following forms are available using the new eNVD:

  • LPA NVD (cattle, EU cattle, sheep and lamb, goats and bobby calves)
  • MSA declaration
  • National health declaration (cattle, sheep and goat)
  • NFAS (EU, delivery docket, form B)

When you select to create a new consignment within the new eNVD system, you will be prompted to select the forms that you would like to include as part of your consignment.

The forms that are visible to you are based on your accreditation.

Not completely, but you can update the livestock description section after you’ve submitted a consignment, or you can leave it blank and fill it on the printed version.

It is available for LPA accredited producers and value chain stakeholders to use, providing a fast and intuitive platform to complete livestock consignments.

No. Producers can continue to use paper NVDs. As part of the MLA Accelerated Adoption Initiative announced in November 2019, there is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.

 

eNVDs created in the old eNVD system will automatically appear in the new system. Please note that any eNVDs created in the old system cannot be edited or updated – you will only be able to view the printout version of these forms.

You can contact the ISC Helpdesk phone: 1800 683 111 between 9am-5pm (Sydney time), Monday to Friday.

You can rate the experience using the pop-up or contact us at envd@integritysystems.com.au

In order to pass the consignment information onto the receiver (consignee), the eNVD system needs to know where the consignment is going.

ISC recommends using Google Chrome, however, the mobile features are supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Edge, Firefox and Safari.

NSW State jurisdiction requires transporters to carry a copy of the consignment where they can see the signatures. This does not mean it needs to be printed, because a signature can be seen on a PDF on a mobile device.

However, if transporters are not comfortable or in some cases, unable to give road-side legislators a mobile device to view the signatures, then having a printed copy of the eNVD might be more convenient.

All other states accept the consignment or NVD serial number road-side from the transporter.

LPA eNVDs are free.

An eNVD does everything the eDEC does, but is more user-friendly and is free.

An eDEC is an electronic copy (like a scanned copy) of the hard copy forms. eNVDs are the digital version of the consignment, they combine all the hard copy forms into a single digital form. You also don’t need a token to create an eNVD - just log on and start a new consignment.

Producers and feedlots who have been using the eDEC system already have access to the eNVD so can shift across to the eNVD platform at any point.

NVD FAQs

An eDEC is an electronic copy (like a scanned copy) of the hard copy forms. It is not stored on the LPA or the NLIS database, the paper printout must be stored as a NVD book would be.To validate the eDEC, three copies must be printed and signed with copies provided to the transporter, livestock receiver and one retained for personal records.

eDECs can be sourced in bundles of five, 10, 20, 50 or 100 and are referred to as tokens.

With the new LPA eNVD doing everything an eDEC does, and in a more user-friendly way, the eDEC system is being decommissioned.

eDEC tokens will no longer be available to order after 30 April 2020. Any eDEC users who have eDEC tokens on their account can use them up until 31 December 2020, when the eDEC will be decommissioned.

After 31 December 2020, users who need or want to continue using an electronic version can use the eNVD.

As the new LPA eNVD does everything an eDEC does, and in a more user-friendly way, the eDEC system is being decommissioned.

eDEC tokens will no longer be available to order after 30 April 2020. Any eDEC users who have eDEC tokens on their account can use them up until 31 December 2020, when the eDEC will be decommissioned.

After 31 December 2020, users who need or want to continue using an electronic version can use the eNVD.

As the new LPA eNVD does everything an eDEC does, and in a more user-friendly way, the eDEC system is being decommissioned.

eDEC tokens will no longer be available to order after 30 April 2020. Any eDEC users who have eDEC tokens on their account can use them up until 31 December 2020, when the eDEC will be decommissioned.


After 31 December 2020, users who need or want to continue using an electronic version can use the eNVD.

A review of all current NVD versions by SAFEMEAT in 2019 recommended a number of changes be made, resulting in the development of updated versions of LPA NVDs.

Key changes to the NVD form are:


All Species NVDs

  • Removal of Part C (Agent’s Declaration): This section is rarely used by industry and is not required for any legislative reason
  • Inclusion of ‘destination PIC’ section: This is a legislative requirement in Western Australia and Tasmania, and will be optional for other states 

Sheep

  • Inclusion of a section on the number of electronic devices included in the consignment: To accommodate the mandatory use of electronic NLISidentification in Victoria and its increasing use in other states.

Updated versions of LPA NVDs for all species will be available from 1 July 2020, to be identified by version number 0720.

Current versions of NVDs for all species will continue to be accepted until 31 December 2020.

Producers who use the eNVD platform will automatically access the updated version from 1 July 2020.

From 1 January 2021, only the updated versions of all NVDs (0720) will be accepted for all species.

As part of the MLA Accelerated Adoption Initiative announced in November 2019, there is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.

Tools & Resources

FEEDBACK