IFN 10-20 – Changes to the inspection of some imported food (updated)
Date of effect: 10 November 2020
Importers, and brokers acting on behalf of importers.
To advise importers and brokers that we have changed the way we inspect some imported food. The changes apply to all entries lodged in the ICS on and after 10 November 2020. Entries lodged prior to 10 November 2020 are not subject to the changes and the previous tests apply.
On 10 November 2020 the Imported Food Control Order 2019 was amended to change the way we inspect some food. The changes align with advice that Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) provided to us on hazards associated with imported food.
- Refer to Imported Food Notice 06/20 for details of the changes made to the inspection of some imported food, including:
- Berries that are ready-to-eat
- Bivalve molluscs and bivalve mollusc products
- Coconut that is dried
- Marinara mix that contains less than 500 g/kg (50%) bivalve molluscs as an ingredient
- Pomegranate arils that are ready-to-eat
- Poultry that is cooked and is ready-to-eat
- Crustaceans and crustacean products that are cooked and ready-to-eat
- Prohibited plants and fungi
- Learn more about the requirements to import food into Australia, including whether the food you are importing is a risk or surveillance food and the tests that apply, under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme.
- Learn more about food safety management certificates.
- Learn more about foreign government certification.
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