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
03/21 02 Jul 21 Imported food virtual inspections
02/21 21 Jun 21 Changes to tests applied to surveillance food
01/21 30 Mar 21 Changes to mandatory allergen labelling
11/20 02 Dec 20 Formulated supplementary sports food (updated)
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
​01/17 11 Jan 17 Date marking and other labelling requirements for imported food
19/16 22 Nov 16 Carbon monoxide treatment of fish
Last reviewed: 2 July 2021
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