30 March 2022
This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise that the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have expanded food safety requirements to include packaged grain and seed exports.
Summary of changes and key points
- The Thailand MoPH have published Notification 420 of BE 2563: Food production processes, processing equipment/utensils and storage practise outlining the new requirements for packaged grain and seed.
- Exports must be produced under a food safety management program and be certified by a Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) accredited certification body.
- We do not issue food safety certificates for plant exports.
- These changes do not impact the phytosanitary requirements for plant exports to Thailand.
In 2017, the Thailand MoPH notified trading partners of changes to their regulations regarding food production processes, processing equipment/utensils and storage practices via Notification No. 420 of BE 2563. This has now been extended to include packaged grain and plant products effective immediately.
Australian exporters should:
- communicate with their Thai importers and suppliers to ensure that all Thailand food safety and phytosanitary requirements are met.
- contact JAS-ANZ for information on how to obtain a food safety certificate.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN, please email the Grain and Seed Exports Program
Plant Export Operations Branch