Tests applied to risk food
Reference DC 05/2014
All imported food must comply with Australia’s biosecurity import conditions.
Check the Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) to determine if the food you intend to import requires an import permit or a treatment or if it must meet any other conditions. All biosecurity requirements must be met before Imported Food Inspection Scheme requirements apply.
Imported Food Inspection Scheme risk food
Dried or desiccated coconut whether whole, flaked, chipped, shredded or ground are classified as risk food.
Food excluded from this testing
- fresh coconut, whole or ‘meat’, chilled or frozen
- coconut milk powder
- coconut flour
- food containing dried coconut as an ingredient.
Risk food sampling
When goods are referred for inspection and testing, an authorised officer:
- will take samples for each product type
- will take 10 sample units per lot for analysis.
For more detail on sampling refer to Imported Food Notice 03-11 Food sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme.
Table 1 shows risk food tests applied to imported dried coconut or desiccated coconut whether whole, flaked, chipped, shredded or ground and permitted results.
Table 1 Hazard, test applied and permitted result
Replaces Imported Food Notice 09/12 Tests applied to risk category foods