The National Residue Survey (NRS) is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE). Its role is to manage the risk of chemical residues and environmental contaminants in animal and plant products.
The NRS audit program monitors the cattle, sheep and goat industries. Since 2009, there has been more than 30,000 NRS targeted property audits conducted in Australia as part of a comprehensive approach to residue management.
NRS targeted audits are completed on behalf of ISC by qualified AUS-MEAT auditors and include a focus on the fulfilment of LPA program requirements. Information collected during NRS targeted audits is provided to DAWE to help the Australian livestock industry achieve quality assurance and food safety initiatives, as well as develop policy and conduct other related activities.