Public consultation on proposed changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods

Public consultation on proposed changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods is now open. Read the consultation paper, Exposure Draft of the legislative changes and Explanatory Notes for more information.  

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is conducting a public consultation on proposed legislative changes that would change how some imported foods are inspected and analysed.

The proposed legislative changes are about amendments to the Imported Food Control Order 2001 (the Order). The Order is the legislation that classifies ‘risk foods’. Under imported food legislation, these risk foods are subjected to a higher rate of inspection and analysis than other foods.

The department is proposing legislative changes that would result in changes to the inspection and analysis of some foods.

The consultation is now open and submissions must be lodged by 5:00pm AEST Monday 31 July 2017.

To make a submission:

  • read the consultation paper
  • read the Exposure Draft and Explanatory Notes
  • provide feedback via email.

Read the consultation paper

The consultation paper includes details of the proposed legislative changes and implications for the inspection and analysis of imported foods, including for seafood, dried coconut, spices, sesame seed products and plants and fungi that are specified in Schedule 23 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

The consultation paper also includes details of a further legislative change that would result in government certification being required for bivalve molluscs and bivalve mollusc products.

Please read the public consultation paper before making a submission to the department.

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DocumentPagesFile typeFile size
Proposals for changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods – May 201722PDF884 KB
Proposals for changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods – May 201722Word123 KB

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Read the Exposure Draft and Explanatory Notes

Please read the Exposure Draft of the legislative changes and associated Explanatory Notes for further information about the proposed changes.

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DocumentPagesFile typeFile size
Exposure Draft10PDF424 KB
Exposure Draft10Word253 KB
Explanatory Notes8PDF254 KB
Explanatory Notes8Word41 KB

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Make a submission by email

To make an email submission please email your submission and any attachments to Food Imports by 5:00pm AEST Monday 31 July 2017.

Confidential information

If any part of the information you provide is confidential, please mark your whole submission as confidential.

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