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October 08

Department of Agriculture (DoA) - Amendment to Imported Foods

 

Notice to advise importers about the outcome of the remake of the Imported Food Control Order & new record-keeping requirements for traceability under the Imported Food Control Act 1992

Effective 1st October 2019

 

The only change to the remade Order is the inclusion of a classification for surveillance food at subsection 5(6). The classification of surveillance food is as a result of amendments to the Imported Food Control Act 1992 and the remaking of the Imported Food Control Regulations 2019

 

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Importers records you keep should also allow food that is imported to be traced through all stages of the food chain (from production to distribution)

 

Food importers must keep the following information in relation to the food being imported:

  • a name or description of the food sufficient to indicate its true nature
  • batch or lot identification of the goods
  • name of the person, business name, street address and telephone number or email address of the producer of the food
  • name of the personal, business name, street address and telephone number or email address of the customers that have received the food
  • the date the food was received and the date when it was dispatched to customers
  • the volume or quantity of the food involved in each transaction

Records must be kept in a manual or electronic system but must be kept for five years.

 

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