Peanuts and peanut products, pistachios and pistachio products
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Reference NUT 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
Peanuts and peanut products, pistachios and pistachio products for human consumption are classified as risk food. This includes:
- peanuts and pistachios that are in shell or without shell
- roasted or processed by physical means; that is, crushed and ground.
Food containing greater than 30 per cent peanuts and/or pistachios such as:
- pastes (for example, peanut butter and pistachio paste)
- mixed nuts
- coated nuts
- bakery goods.
Food excluded from this testing
- all nuts and nut products other than peanut and pistachio
- peanut oil or pistachio oil.
Risk food sampling
When goods are referred for inspection and testing, an authorised officer:
- will take samples for each product type
- will take 20 sample units per lot for analysis for peanut and pistachio single ingredient food or mixed food made up of only peanuts and pistachios
- will take five sample units per lot for analysis for all other peanut or pistachio products where the food contains 30 per cent or greater peanut or pistachio products.
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 peanuts and peanut products, pistachios and pistachio products and permitted results.
Table 1 Hazard, test applied and permitted result
Replaces Imported Food Notice 09/12 Tests applied to risk category foods