All biosecurity requirements must be met before Imported Food Inspection Scheme requirements apply.
Check our Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) for biosecurity import conditions.
Uncooked slow dry cured ham includes ready-to-eat hams such as:
- Iberian ham
- Parma ham
- Serrano ham
Food from New Zealand.
Inspection and testing
This food is classified as a surveillance food.
We refer consignments for analytical testing at the rate of 5%. During inspection, we also conduct a visual and label assessment.
Table 1 shows the tests that will be applied and permitted results for each food type.
Table 1, Food type, test applied and permitted results
|Food type||Test applied||Permitted result|
|Uncooked slow dry cured ham||Salmonella||n=5, c=0, m=not detected in 25 g|
|Uncooked slow dry cured ham that does not support the growth of Listeria monocytogenes||Listeria monocytogenes||n=5, c=0, m=100 cfu/g|
n = the number of samples to be analysed from a lot of food.
c = the maximum number of sample units that can be greater than ‘m’.
m = the acceptable microbiological level in a sample unit.
Food is ready to eat if it is ordinarily consumed in the same state as that in which it is sold.
To avoid doubt, food is not ordinarily consumed in the same state as that in which it is sold if, before it is consumed, it requires further processing (such as cooking) to reduce any pathogenic microorganisms potentially present in the food to safe levels.
|28/01/2022||First version of the webpage published on website.|