Imported food notices

​​​​​​Imported Food Notices provide information to Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 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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Number Date Description
10/20 10 Nov 20 Changes to the inspection of some imported food (updated)
09/20 4 Nov 20 Mini jelly cups containing konjac (updated)
08/20 4 Nov 20 Formulated supplementary sports food (updated)
07/20 24 Sep 20 Have your say on maturing our regulatory practice
06/20 18 Sep 20 Changes to the inspection and testing of some imported food
05/20 24 Aug 20 Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) importer declaration forms updates
04/20 6 Aug 20 Changes to tests applied to surveillance food
03/20 30 Mar 20 COVID-19 impact on the Imported Food Inspection Scheme
02/20 19 Feb 20 Food allergen management
01/20 13 Jan 20 Publication of holding order instruments
21/19 16 Dec 19 Order amendment to classify pure and highly concentrated caffeine products as risk food
20/19 6 Nov 19 Tariff added to peanut and peanut products Community Protection question
19/19 6 Nov 19 Proposal to prohibit the retail sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine products
18/19 4 Oct 19 Record keeping requirements for traceability
17/19 1 Oct 19 Amendment to the Imported Food Control Order
16/19 23 Sep 19 Salted clams from the Republic of Korea associated with hepatitis A cases
15/19 16 Sep 19 Formulated supplementary sports food (updated)
14/19 4 Sep 19 Amendments to imported food regulations
11/19 13 Jun 19 Changes to the profile questions for paprika, dried pepper, dried capsicum and dried chilli
10/19 30 May 19 Temporary cessation of carbon monoxide testing of tuna and barramundi
08/19 29 Apr 19 Understanding the Food Control Certificate
07/19 12 Apr 19 Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy review
06/19 4 Apr 19 New AQIS Document Type codes for beef and beef products from BSE approved countries
05/19 25 Mar 19 Monitoring cooked crustaceans for Listeria monocytogenes
04/19 4 Mar 19 Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) importer declarations for cheese and ready-to-eat processed finfish
15/18 4 Dec 18 Proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs​
14/18 30 Oct 18 ICS document code for raw (chilled or frozen) beef and beef products from Japan
12/18 27 Sep 18 Border controls for carbon monoxide treatment of tuna and barramundi (amended)
11/18 27 Sep 18 Amendments to the Imported Food Control Act 1992
08/18 20 Jul 18 Border controls for carbon monoxide treatment of tuna
07/18 18 Jul 18 Food sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme
04/18 10 Jul 18 IFIS Importer declarations and IFIS Community Protection profile questions for cheese
03/18 14 May 18 Country of Origin Labelling from 1 July 2018
15/17 6 Nov 17 Changes to the importation of low-THC hemp seed and food containing hemp seed as an ingredient
11/17 20 Jun 17 Food import information now available in languages other than English
​08/17 ​18 May 2017 Mandatory allergen labelling​
​01/17 11 Jan 17 Date marking and other labelling requirements for imported food
19/16 22 Nov 16 Carbon monoxide treatment of fish
01/16 17 Feb 16 Food safety requirements for importing berries
Last reviewed: 9 November 2020
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