Imported food notices

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Imported Food Notices provide information to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources staff, clients, appointed laboratories and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) on matters relating to changes to operational requirements in the monitoring of​ food imported into Australia. These notices are essential for stakeholders to keep abreast of issues relating to imported food requirements.

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NumberDateDescription
08/1929 Apr 19Understanding the Food Control Certificate
07/1912 Apr 19 Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy review
06/194 Apr 19 New AQIS Document Type codes for beef and beef products from BSE approved countries
05/1925 Mar 19 Monitoring cooked crustaceans for Listeria monocytogenes
04/194 Mar 19 Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) importer declarations for cheese and ready-to-eat processed finfish
03/1931 Jan 19 Remaking the Imported Food Control Order
02/1925 Jan 19 Formulated supplementary sports food (updated)
01/1914 Jan 19 Remaking the Imported Food Control Regulations
15/184 Dec 18 Proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs​
14/1830 Oct 18 ICS document code for raw (chilled or frozen) beef and beef products from Japan
13/183 Oct 18 Formulated supplementary sports food
12/1827 Sep 18 Border controls for carbon monoxide treatment of tuna and barramundi (amended)
11/1827 Sep 18 Amendments to the Imported Food Control Act 1992
10/1813 Sep 18 Strengthening the imported food safety system
09/1817 Aug 18 Resumption of trade in raw (chilled or frozen) beef and beef products from Japan
08/1820 Jul 18 Border controls for carbon monoxide treatment of tuna
07/1818 Jul 18 Food sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme
06/1810 Jul 18 Changes to the risk food description and profile questions for paprika, dried pepper, dried capsicum and dried chilli
05/1810 Jul 18 IFIS Importer declaration and IFIS Community Protection profile question for ready-to-eat processed finfish
04/1810 Jul 18 IFIS Importer declarations and IFIS Community Protection profile questions for cheese
03/1814 May 18 Country of Origin Labelling from 1 July 2018
02/186 Apr 18 Increased inspection times for surveillance foods
01/1826 Mar 18 Tests applied to surveillance food
15/176 Nov 17 Changes to the importation of low-THC hemp seed and food containing hemp seed as an ingredient
​14/17​8 Aug 17Sampling of histamine susceptible fish
13/1711 Jul 17 Tests applied to surveillance food
12/1723 Jun 17 Community Protection Profile question for fish
11/1720 Jun 17 Food import information now available in languages other than English
09/1731 May 2017 Proposed changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods – Request for Comment
​08/17​18 May 2017Mandatory allergen labelling​
07/1712 Apr 17 Community Protection Profile question for fish
06/1712 Apr 17 Changes to the inspection and analysis of bivalve molluscs
05/1715 Mar 17 Profile question for peanut and pistachio products
04/178 Mar 17 Cheese in which the growth of Listeria monocytogenes can occur
03/1728 Feb 17 Documentary evidence for community protection profile questions
​01/1711 Jan 17 Date marking and other labelling requirements for imported food
23/1621 Dec 16 Changes to the profile questions for cooked crustaceans
22/1621 Dec 16 Changes to the analysis of uncooked slow dry cured ready-to-eat ham
21/1621 Dec 16 Histamine susceptible fish
20/1630 Nov 16 Changes to the analysis of cooked and processed or manufactured meat that is ready-to-eat
19/1622 Nov 16 Carbon monoxide treatment of fish
15/1612 Oct 16 New requirements for processed ready-to-eat finfish
13/1621 Sep 16 Adding a profile question for hijiki seaweed under tariff code 1212.12
08/1621 Jul 16 Cheese in which the growth of Listeria monocytogenes can occur
01/1617 Feb 16 Food safety requirements for importing berries
17/1514 Sep 15 Tests applied to surveillance food
08/1412 Sep 14 Publication of impo​rted food risk statements
52/0426 Oct 04 Restrictions on the importation of oysters from the Republic of Korea and specified marine areas of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
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