Dried coconut

​​Dried coconut​

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Reference DC 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

Dried or desiccated coconut whether whole, flaked, chipped, shredded or ground are classified as risk food.

Food excluded from this testing  

  • fresh coconut, whole or ‘meat’, chilled or frozen
  • coconut milk powder
  • coconut flour
  • food containing dried coconut as an ingredient.

Risk food sampling

When goods are referred for inspection and testing, an authorised officer:

  • will take samples for each product type
  • will take 10 sample units per lot for analysis.

For more detail on sampling refer to Imported Food Notice 03-11 F​ood sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme.

Hazard testing

Table 1 shows risk food tests applied to imported dried coconut or desiccated coconut whether whole, flaked, chipped, shredded or ground and permitted results.

Table 1 Hazard, test applied and permitted result


Test applied

Permitted result



Not detected in any 25g sample unit

Label and composition assessment

Food Standards Code chapters 1 and 2

Visual assessment

Imported Food Control Act 1992 section 3(2)(a)(vii) and 3(2)(b)

Version history


Amendment details


DC 05/2014

Replaces Imported Food Notice 09/12 Tests applied to risk category foods

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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