Pig Meat

We completed an import risk assessment (IRA) for pig meat in 2004.

Steps to complete this risk analysis

When we do a risk analysis, we:

  • start the risk analysis by reviewing the science on pests and diseases of concern
  • assess and analyse biosecurity risks
  • develop proposed risk management measures
  • consult the public on the draft report and then review comments
  • publish a final report
  • develop import conditions
  • publish import conditions in our Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON)

In 2006 Biosecurity Australia published a Scientific Expert Group review of post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). This review concluded that the level of risk of PWMS had not changed since the 2004 IRA and the measures recommended in the IRA continued to address this risk.

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Learn more about why we carry out risk analyses and our international obligations.

About the 2004 IRA

The 2004 IRA recommended that the import of pig meat be allowed subject to certain conditions. All imports must meet the agreed biosecurity import conditions.

The final report details:

  • diseases of biosecurity concern
  • risk assessments for the identified diseases
  • recommended risk management measures.

Diseases

The final report names diseases that need risk management measures.  These are:

  • foot-and-mouth disease virus
  • African swine fever virus
  • classical swine fever virus
  • rinderpest virus
  • swine vesicular disease virus
  • Aujeszky’s disease virus
  • porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
  • Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
  • Nipah virus
  • post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome

Risk management measures

In summary, risk management measures include:

  • country, zone or herd freedom
  • premises freedom
  • veterinary inspection
  • carcass testing
  • cooking, freezing, curing or canning
  • carcass modification – removal of head, neck, bones and major lymph nodes.

Download final reports

Biosecurity Australia, 2006

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BAPM 2006/11 Imported pig meat – Scientific review of post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome PDF

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34 KB

BAPM 2006/11 Imported pig meat – Scientific review of post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome DOC

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46 KB

Report of the Scientific Export Group PDF

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127 KB

Report of the Scientific Export Group DOC

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119 KB

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2004

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Generic Import Risk Analysis (IRA) for Pig Meat - Executive Summary and Quarantine Requirements for Importation of Pig Meat  PDF

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70 KB

Generic Import Risk Analysis (IRA) for Pig Meat - Executive Summary and Quarantine Requirements for Importation of Pig Meat DOC

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104 KB

Generic Import Risk Analysis (IRA) for Pig Meat - Final Report PDF

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2.5 MB

Generic Import Risk Analysis (IRA) for Pig Meat - Final Report – Annexes PDF

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233 KB

ABPM-2004-07 Pig Meat IRA - Appeal Outcome and Policy Determination, 10/5/04 PDF

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41 kB

ABPM-2004-07 Pig Meat IRA - Appeal Outcome and Policy Determination, 10/5/04 DOCX 

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42 KB

ABPM-2004-07a Determination PDF

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30 KB

ABPM-2004-07a Determination DOC

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1.2 MB

Findings - Pig Meat IRA Appeals, 10 May 2004 DOC

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42 KB

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Contact us

For more information about this review email Animal Biosecurity.

 

Last reviewed: 2 July 2020
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