Tests applied to risk food
Reference HJS 10/2016
All imported food must comply with Australia’s biosecurity import conditions.
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
Hijiki seaweed (also known as Sargassum fusiforme) that is dried, fresh or frozen for human consumption is classified as risk food.
Food excluded from this testing
- mixed food containing hijiki seaweed as an ingredient; for example, soup and salad.
Risk food sampling
When goods are referred for inspection and testing, an authorised officer:
- will take samples for each product type
- will take five 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 hijiki seaweed and permitted results.
Table 1 Hazard, test applied and permitted result
Test: Iodine is an additional test. Refer to
Brown algae/seaweed vegetables
Replaces Imported Food Notice 09/12 Tests applied to risk category foods
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