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					                                                                              Imported Food Notice 10/10
Issued: 11 October 2010

Supersedes: Imported Food Notice 01/10


             SUBJECT: Tests applied to Risk Category foods
Purpose
The purpose of this notice is to advise what foods are considered risk foods under the Imported
Food Control Order 2001 that will be inspected and analysed in accordance with this notice.
Entries in AIMS created from 12 October 2010 will have the tests applied as per this notice.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) categorises food as „risk‟ if it has the potential to
pose a medium to high risk to public health. The Australian Customs Service refers 100% of risk
category foods to AQIS for inspection and testing against a published list of potential hazards
determined by FSANZ.


Amendments to previous Imported Food Notice 01/10
         Replacement of reference to „random surveillance foods‟ with „surveillance foods‟
         Review of the risk category and test applied to seaweed
              o the description of Hijiki seaweed now includes synonyms and scientific names
              o seaweed/brown algae will have iodine tests applied
         Removal of Attachment 2 and 3.
         Bivalve molluscs – clarified that Listeria testing applies when ready to eat rather than ready
          for consumption




Who can I contact for further information?
 New South Wales                                                     (02) 8334 7475             nswimpfood@aqis.gov.au
 Queensland and Northern Territory                                   (07) 3246 8757             qldimpfood@aqis.gov.au
 Victoria and Tasmania                                               (03) 8318 6700             vicimpfood@aqis.gov.au
 Western Australia and South Australia                               (08) 9334 1532             waimpfood@aqis.gov.au
 Canberra                                                            (02) 6272 5488             foodimp@aqis.gov.au

Note: The information in this document covers AQIS imported food requirements only and is current on the date of publication but may change
          without notice. Importers must satisfy all requirements of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 applicable at the time of entry. The
          Commonwealth through AQIS is not liable for any costs arising from or associated with decisions to import based on information
          presented here which is not current at the time of importation. While every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information
          contained in this document, the ultimate determination in respect to food standards that must be complied with are those set down in the
          Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

18 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra City ACT     GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601              ph +61 2 6272 3933 www.aqis.gov.au         ABN 24 113 085 695

         DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
Information you need to know
Referral rate
The Australian Customs Service refers 100% of risk category foods to AQIS for inspection and
testing against a published list of potential hazards determined by FSANZ.

Risk category foods are initially inspected and tested at a rate of 100%. Once five consecutive
consignments have passed inspection, the rate is reduced to 25%; after a further 20 consecutive
passes, the rate is further reduced to 5%. Regardless of the manufacturer‟s history of compliance,
any consignments that fail will increase the rate of inspection and testing until a history of
compliance is re-established.

When are risk foods released by AQIS Imported Food
Risk food must be held until the result of the laboratory tests are assessed by AQIS Imported
Food, this situation is called a „Test and Hold‟ direction. A fax will be sent to the owner to advise
that the food has been inspected and passed and may be moved or distributed by the owner.

Application of surveillance tests to risk foods
While this Import Food Notice (IFN) details the tests to be applied to risk category foods, there may
be other tests that are applied to these foods at the surveillance rate. For details regarding what
surveillance tests may also apply to a risk food, please refer to the IFN ‘Tests applied to
surveillance category foods‟.

Where a risk category food has been referred for surveillance tests only, the product is to be
sampled under a „Release after Inspection‟ direction. This means that the food is inspected by
AQIS Imported Food and samples taken if required. The Imported Food Inspection Report which is
completed at the time of the inspection will state whether the food is to be held or may be moved or
distributed by the owner.

An owner who chooses to move or distribute surveillance foods that are later found to fail upon
receipt of test results will be responsible for any action required on that food including recall and
other costs.

If there are risk tests being applied in addition to the surveillance tests, then the product is to be
sampled under a „Test and Hold‟ direction. Where this occurs the food must be held until the result
of the risk test is known.


Risk food from New Zealand
All risk cheeses produced in NZ are exempt from inspection and testing, following a determination
that New Zealand's production systems for the manufacture of dairy products are equivalent to that
of Australia's.

These products are now subject to the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement and are
therefore exempt from the Imported Food Control Act 1992.

All other risk foods made or produced in New Zealand remain subject to the requirements of the
Imported Food Control Act 1992. Surveillance tests are not applied to risk category food from New
Zealand.




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Application of additional or alternate tests
While the tables in this Notice refer to tariff codes most likely to apply to the food, AQIS may still
apply tests on foods under other tariff codes based on the food category

Also, where an authorised officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a food may not comply
with the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSC) or may pose a
risk to human health, additional tests may be applied as directed.

Application of required tests when auditing certified entries
Where a risk category food is accompanied by government to government certification recognised
by the AQIS Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) and the food is referred for an audit
inspection, all tests applicable to that food in the risk and/or surveillance list will be applied.

An exception exists for risk food from New Zealand where only risk tests are applied (no
surveillance tests are applied).

Visual inspection and label assessment.
All products referred to the IFIS will have a visual inspection and label assessment whether
analytical tests are required or not.

Test codes have been incorporated into the following tables
Test codes are a code which the nominated laboratory is required to quote when reporting test
results to AQIS Imported Food using the electronic eResults system. These are now incorporated
under the `Analytical tests required‟ column and will appear between ( ). These have been taken
from the `eResults Messaging Service External Code Requirements‟ booklet maintained by AIMS
for the laboratories.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
Where the BSE certification complies with requirements the food must then be inspected and
analysed according to the food‟s categorisation. Additional tests may be applied at the risk and/or
surveillance rate as appropriate.

Where the BSE certification does not comply with requirements the food must be failed and no
further testing is conducted.             Refer to IFN „BSE Certification Requirements’
(http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/import/food/notices). Official certificates may be accepted if issued
retrospectively by the Competent National Government Authority providing they comply with the
stated criteria in the Imported Food Notice.

Owners are responsible for nominating a laboratory of their choice from the list of
analysts appointed under the Imported Food Control Act 1992.
When an owner is nominating a laboratory, authorised officers will;
   ensure that the laboratory is appointed by AQIS as an analyst under the Imported Food
      Control Act 1992,
   ensure the laboratory has the required testing capabilities as detailed in the Appointed
      Analysts Testing Capability Matrices which are available from the AQIS website
      http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/import/food/testing-labs
   ensure that the importer understands that they will be required to discuss arrangements
      with each individual laboratory used, to be aware of their particular requirements for
      transportation of the sample(s) from the AQIS collection point.

Tables referencing various Tariff Code Chapters
The following tables make reference to a „Chapter‟ and then give a brief title for that chapter. These
are references to the various tariff code chapters as listed on the Australian Customs web site
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4273.asp




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Ambient stable sealed packages:

The following processed food that falls within these statements below would be exempt from
microbiological testing:

“Ambient stable sealed packages” refers to food that meets all 3 of the following criteria
   1. hermetically sealed containers (such as metal cans, glass jars or bottles, flexible pouches
      or rigid containers) and
   2. stable (not perishable) over a long shelf life when stored at ambient (room) temperature
      and
   3. refrigeration prior to opening is not required.

These attributes indicate that the food has undergone a heat treatment to render the food
commercially sterile and has been packaged to maintain the stability of the food.
Note: dried foods are not included



Abbreviations used in the following food tables

FSC    = Food Standards Code
ND     = Nil Detect
IFN    = Import Food Notice
IFIR   = Imported Food Inspection Report
IFIS   = Imported Food Inspection Scheme




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                                    Chapter 2 – Meat and edible meat offal
      Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
                                                                                                           Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                  Analytical
                 Food Category                  Food Category Clarification                                Analysis             Notes
    Code                                                                                  tests required
                                                                                                            Results
    0201       Beef, beef products   Countries supplying beef products have been               BSE                     Refer to IFN „BSE
               and food containing   categorised. Refer to the AQIS website Import Food    Certification               Certification
    0202                             Notices for latest information on BSE.                   check                    Requirements’
               beef or beef
    0210       products as an        http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/import/food/notices      (BSECERT)
    1601       ingredient
    1602
    1603
    0504
    1502
    1516
    3503
 + all foods
 where beef
  may be
  present




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                                        Chapter 2 – Meat and edible meat offal
          Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
                                                                                                                       Permitted
     Tariff                                                                                            Analytical
               Food Category                     Food Category Clarification                                            Analysis               Notes
     Code                                                                                            tests required
                                                                                                                         Results
     0210     Meat - cooked and    Meat products that have been cooked and are processed              Coagulase       Attachment 1   Cooked processed /
              #
     1601      processed meat or   meat or manufactured meat as per #definitions below.              positive Staph      Table 1     manufactured meat which
     1602     manufactured meat                                                                        (STAPH)                       is / or contains beef (at
                                   Examples: cooked hamburger patties, cooked                                                        any level) may be subject
                                   frankfurters, cooked meat pâté, cooked luncheon meats,                E. coli      Attachment 1   to BSE cert check.
                                   cooked chicken nuggets                                               (ECOLI)          Table 1
                                                                                                                                     Refer to IFN „BSE
                                   Includes: meat from buffalo, camel, cattle, deer, goat,             Listeria       Attachment 1   Certification
                                   hare, pig, poultry, rabbit or sheep.                             monocytogenes        Table 1     Requirements’
                                                                                                       (LIST)

                                   Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages                           Salmonella     Attachment 1
                                                                                                        (SALM)           Table 1
                                   Note: the following foods are specified in other risk food
                                   categories in this Notice:
                                        poultry pâté and poultry livers.
                                        cooked chicken meat
                                        cooked pig meat


#
    Interpretation as per Food Standards Code Standard 2.2.1:
        processed meat          means a meat product containing no less than 300 g/kg meat, where meat either singly or in combination with other
                                 ingredients or additives, has undergone a method of processing other than boning, slicing, dicing, mincing or freezing,
                                 and includes manufactured meat and cured and/or dried meat flesh in whole cuts or pieces.
        manufactured meat means processed meat containing no less than 660 g/kg of meat.
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                                       Chapter 2 – Meat and edible meat offal
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

                                                                                                                       Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                             Analytical
               Food Category                     Food Category Clarification                                            Analysis     Notes
    Code                                                                                             tests required
                                                                                                                         Results
     1602    Chicken meat -        Cooked chicken meat (chilled or frozen).                           Coagulase       Attachment 1
             cooked (chilled or                                                                      positive Staph      Table 2
             frozen)               Includes: cooked chicken fillets or pieces that have been           (STAPH)
                                   cut, sliced, diced, marinated or flavoured etc.
                                                                                                         E. coli      Attachment 1
                                   Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages and mixed                  (ECOLI)          Table 2
                                   foods containing chicken meat as a minor ingredient. eg:
                                   frozen meals, soups.                                                Listeria       Attachment 1
                                                                                                    monocytogenes        Table 2
                                   Note: the following foods are specified in other risk food          (LIST)
                                   categories in this Notice:
                                        cooked and processed or manufactured meat                     Salmonella     Attachment 1
                                        poultry pâté and poultry livers.                               (SALM)           Table 2

     0207    Poultry pâté and      Cooked poultry pâté, poultry pastes and poultry livers              Listeria       FSC Standard
     1602    poultry livers –                                                                       monocytogenes        1.6.1
             cooked                Includes: all poultry eg. chicken, duck, geese, turkey.             (LIST)
             (chilled or frozen)
                                   Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages                           Salmonella     FSC Standard
                                                                                                        (SALM)           1.6.1


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                                       Chapter 2 – Meat and edible meat offal
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
                                                                                                                       Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                             Analytical
              Food Category                      Food Category Clarification                                            Analysis     Notes
    Code                                                                                             tests required
                                                                                                                         Results
     0210    Pig meat – cooked     Cooked pig meat (chilled or frozen).                                  E. coli      Attachment 1
     1602    (chilled or frozen)                                                                        (ECOLI)          Table 3
                                   Includes: cooked pig meat that has been sliced, diced,
                                   marinated or flavoured etc.

                                   Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages and mixed
                                   foods containing pig meat as a minor ingredient. eg:
                                   frozen meals, soups.

                                   Note: the following foods are specified in other risk food
                                   categories in this Notice:
                                        cooked and processed or manufactured meat


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                                        Chapter 2 – Meat and edible meat offal
          Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
                                                                                                                     Permitted
     Tariff                                                                                         Analytical
               Food Category                     Food Category Clarification                                          Analysis                 Notes
     Code                                                                                         tests required
                                                                                                                       Results
     0210     Meat - uncooked      Meat products that have not been cooked and are                 Coagulase        Attachment 1     Uncooked processed /
     1601     and #processed       processed meat or manufactured meat as per #definitions        positive Staph       Table 4       manufactured meat which
     1602     meat or              below and are ready for consumption.                             (STAPH)                          is / or contains beef (at
              manufactured meat                                                                                                      any level) may be subject
              (ready for           Examples: Iberian ham, Parma ham, Serrano ham,                     E. coli       Attachment 1     to BSE cert check.
              consumption)         prosciutto, biltong, jerky, uncooked salami, mettwurst            (ECOLI)           Table 4
                                                                                                                                     Refer to IFN „BSE
                                   Includes: meat from buffalo, camel, cattle, deer, goat,          Listeria        Attachment 1     Certification
                                   hare, pig, poultry, rabbit or sheep.                          monocytogenes         Table 4       Requirements’
                                                                                                    (LIST)
                                   Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages
                                                                                                    Salmonella      Attachment 1
                                                                                                     (SALM)            Table 4


#
    Interpretation as per Food Standards Code Standard 2.2.1:
        processed meat          means a meat product containing no less than 300 g/kg meat, where meat either singly or in combination with other
                                 ingredients or additives, has undergone a method of processing other than boning, slicing, dicing, mincing or freezing,
                                 and includes manufactured meat and cured and/or dried meat flesh in whole cuts or pieces.
        manufactured meat means processed meat containing no less than 660 g/kg of meat.




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                     Chapter 3 – Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
                                                                                                                         Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                           Analytical tests
               Food Category                       Food Category Clarification                                            Analysis              Notes
    Code                                                                                                required
                                                                                                                          Results
     0302    Fish – tuna and       All tuna and mackerel with or without other ingredients.             Histamine       FSC Standard   Listeria
     0303    mackerel whole,                                                                             (HISTA)           2.2.3       monocytogenes testing
     0304    filleted or further   Includes: §ambient stable sealed packages (with or                                                  may be an additional test
     0305    processed,            without additives, such as onion, tomato, oil, salt, chilli                                         for fish of these species
     1604    whether dried or      flavourings or garnishes).                                                                          (see „Fin Fish‟ category
             not.                                                                                                                      below).
                                   Excludes: mixed foods containing tuna or mackerel as an
                                   ingredient. Eg. TV dinner (such as tuna mornay)

     0305    Fin Fish – ready to   All ready-to-eat processed finfish with or without other             Listeria        FSC Standard   Histamine may be an
     1604    eat processed         ingredients.                                                      monocytogenes         1.6.1       additional test added to
             finfish (including                                                                         (LIST)                         fish of this type (see
             vacuum packed),       Includes: (Including vacuum packed) whole or portions of                                            „Fish‟ categories above)
             other than            cooked, smoked, smoke flavoured, dried, pickled, salted
             §
              ambient stable       and fermented finfish (ready-to-eat).
             sealed packages of
             finfish               Excludes: fish roe, caviar, shark fin, §ambient stable
                                   sealed packages of anchovies/fish, raw fish for sashimi† or
                                   sushi‡, marinara mix and mixed foods containing ready-to-
                                   eat processed finfish as an ingredient such as seafood
                                   extender and surimi.


‡
 Sushi: Means the rice based product which may contain fish products that are ready to eat with no further preparation.
†
  Sashimi: Means the raw fish that is served with no further preparation other than slicing prior to consumption. May or may not be sliced at time of
importation.
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Issue Date: October 10                   Page 10 of 21                                           IFN 10/10
                     Chapter 3 – Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

                                                                                                                  Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                    Analytical tests
              Food Category                    Food Category Clarification                                         Analysis               Notes
    Code                                                                                         required
                                                                                                                    Results
     0305    Marinara mix        Marinara mix / seafood mix that is:                            Coagulase        Attachment 1
     0306    (seafood mix)       • raw or cooked or blanched, or a combination thereof, and    positive Staph       Table 5
     0307                        • chilled or frozen                                             (STAPH)
     1604                        where marinara mix / seafood mix is the sole or major
     1605                        component of the food.                                              E. coli     Attachment 1
                                                                                                    (ECOLI)         Table 5
                                 Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages
                                                                                                   Salmonella    Attachment 1
                                 Excludes: mixed foods containing marinara mix as a                 (SALM)          Table 5
                                 minor ingredient eg: soup or sauce.
                                                                                                   €                            €
                                                                                                 Paralytic       FSC Standard    If there is no bivalve
                                                                                              shellfish poison      1.4.1       mollusc (shellfish)
                                                                                                   (PSP)                        component, PSP and
                                                                                                                                DOMOIC are not
                                                                                               €
                                                                                                Domoic acid      FSC Standard   required.
                                                                                                (DOMOIC)            1.4.1


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                     Chapter 3 – Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

                                                                                                                    Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                      Analytical tests
              Food Category                      Food Category Clarification                                         Analysis                Notes
    Code                                                                                           required
                                                                                                                     Results
     0306    Crustaceans -         Cooked crustaceans - chilled or frozen, whole or portions,     Coagulase        FSC Standard     Vibrio cholerae is an
     1605    cooked (chilled or    where crustaceans are the sole or major component of the      positive Staph       1.6.1         additional test to prawns
             frozen)               food.                                                           (STAPH)                          and shrimp when cooked
                                                                                                                                    (chilled or frozen) – see
                                   Includes: crab, crayfish and lobster (peeled or unpeeled).      Salmonella      FSC Standard     category below
                                                                                                    (SALM)            1.6.1
                                   Excludes: dried crustaceans; §ambient stable sealed
                                   packages and mixed foods containing crustacean as a           Standard plate    FSC Standard
                                   minor ingredient eg: frozen meals, soup, sauce.                   count            1.6.1
                                                                                                     (SPC)

     0306    Prawns and            Cooked prawns and shrimp - chilled or frozen, whole or         Coagulase        FSC Standard     Prawns or shrimp have
     1605    Shrimp - cooked       portions, where prawns/shrimp are the sole or major           positive Staph       1.6.1         additional tests at the
             (chilled or frozen)   component of the food.                                          (STAPH)                          surveillance rate.

                                   Includes: prawn and shrimp (peeled or unpeeled).                Salmonella      FSC Standard
                                                                                                    (SALM)            1.6.1
                                   Excludes: dried prawn/shrimp; §ambient stable sealed
                                   packages and mixed foods containing prawns/shrimp as a        Standard plate    FSC Standard
                                   minor ingredient eg; frozen meals, soup, sauce                    count            1.6.1
                                                                                                     (SPC)

                                                                                                 Vibrio cholerae   User Guide to
                                                                                                    (VCHOL)           the FSC
                                                                                                                   Standard 1.6.1


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                     Chapter 3 – Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
         Chapter 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

                                                                                                                      Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                       Analytical tests
              Food Category                      Food Category Clarification                                           Analysis              Notes
    Code                                                                                            required
                                                                                                                       Results
     0307    Bivalve Molluscs      Bivalve molluscs (eg: oysters, mussels, clams, cockles,           Paralytic       FSC Standard   E coli and Listeria may
                                   scallops) that are raw, cooked or processed, where bivalve     shellfish poison      1.4.1       also be additional tests –
                                   molluscs are the sole or major component of the food.               (PSP)                        see below

                                   Excludes: mixed foods containing molluscs as a minor            Domoic acid       FSC Standard
                                   ingredient; §ambient stable sealed packages                      (DOMOIC)            1.4.1

     0307    Bivalve molluscs      Bivalve molluscs other than scallops (eg: oysters, mussels,        E. coli        FSC Standard   PSP and Domoic are
             other than scallops   clams, cockles) that are raw, cooked or processed, where          (ECOLI)            1.6.1       additional tests.
                                   bivalve molluscs are the sole or major component of the
                                   food.                                                                                            Listeria may also be an
                                                                                                                                    additional test – see
                                   Excludes: scallops; mixed foods containing molluscs as a                                         below
                                   minor ingredient; §ambient stable sealed packages.

     0307    Bivalve molluscs      Bivalve molluscs that have been processed and are ready          Listeria         FSC Standard   PSP and Domoic are
             that have been        to eat, where bivalve molluscs are the sole or major          monocytogenes          1.6.1       additional tests.
             processed other       component of the food.                                           (LIST)
             than by depuration                                                                                                     E coli may also be an
             /cleaning.            Processing may include: cooking, pasteurising, heating,                                          additional test – see
                                   drying, marinating, smoking.                                                                     above

                                   Excludes: raw frozen half-shell oyster or mussels.

                                   Excludes: mixed foods containing bivalve molluscs as a
                                   minor ingredient; §ambient stable sealed packages.


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     Chapter 4 – Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere
                                              specified or included

                                                                                                          Permitted
 Tariff                                                                                   Analytical
            Food Category                 Food Category Clarification                                      Analysis              Notes
 Code                                                                                   tests required
                                                                                                           Results
  0406    Cheese and Curd   Cheese of the following kinds:                                  E. coli      FSC Standard   Cheeses which are not
                                curd cheese;                                              (ECOLI)          1.6.1       risk are surveillance
                                                                                                                        category foods.
                                fresh cheese that is not fermented, including whey       Listeria       FSC Standard
                                  cheese;
                                                                                       monocytogenes        1.6.1       (Refer IFN „Tests applied
                                soft cheese;                                             (LIST)                        to surveillance category
                                soft smoked cheese;                                                                    foods’)
                                surface-ripened cheese                                   Salmonella     FSC Standard
                                                                                           (SALM)           1.6.1

                            Risk cheeses typically have a moisture content >39% and                                     NOTE: Unpasteurised
                            pH >5.                                                                                      milk cheese is not
                                                                                                                        permitted other than
                            Excludes: All risk cheeses produced in NZ                                                   those that meet the
                            Note: it has been determined that New Zealand's                                             conditions specified in
                            production systems for the manufacture of dairy products                                    FSC Stds 4.2.4A and
                            are equivalent to that of Australia's.                                                      4.2.4




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                           Chapter 8 – Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
         Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
                                                                                                                    Permitted
 Tariff                                                                                         Analytical tests
             Food Category                      Food Category Clarification                                          Analysis              Notes
 Code                                                                                              required
                                                                                                                     Results
  0801     Coconut dried          Dried coconut (whether whole, flaked, chipped, shredded,        Salmonella       FSC Standard
                                  desiccated or ground) which may have other ingredients           (SALM)             1.6.1
                                  (e.g. humectant).

                                   Excludes:
                                   fresh coconut meat whether chilled or frozen,
                                   coconut milk powder,
                                   food mixes containing dried coconut as an ingredient

  0802     Nuts – peanuts and     Peanuts and pistachios as:                                       Aflatoxin       FSC Standard   For mixed foods
  1202     pistachios only         single ingredient foods; or                                    (AFLAT)            1.4.1       containing nuts see
  2008                             a mixed food made up of only peanuts and pistachios,                                          category below
           (whether in shell or     with or without the addition of other condiments, salt
           not, whether raw,        and/or oil.
           blanched, roasted
           or processed by
           physical means i.e.
           crushed, ground)




Issue Date: October 10                 Page 15 of 21                                       IFN 10/10
                         Chapter 8 – Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
       Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
                                                                                                                     Permitted
   Tariff                                                                                        Analytical tests
                  Food Category                     Food Category Clarification                                       Analysis              Notes
   Code                                                                                             required
                                                                                                                       Results
    0802       Nuts - Peanut            Typically includes foods such as nut butter/paste, nut         Aflatoxin    FSC Standard   Foods containing less
    1202       products, pistachio      flour, nut mixes, some bakery goods and some                   (AFLAT)          1.4.1      than or equal to 30%
               products and food        confectionery items etc.                                                      *depends     peanuts or pistachios (or
    2008       containing greater                                                                                      upon %      combination of both) are
 + all foods   than 30 %:               Excludes: oils derived from these nut types.                                   peanuts     surveillance foods.
   where            peanuts;                                                                                                      (Refer IFN „Tests
 peanuts or         pistachios;                                                                                                   applied to surveillance
 pistachios         peanut and                                                                                                    category foods’ for
     are               pistachio mix;                                                                                              surveillance tests)
 present at         peanut
   >30%                products;                                                                                                   *Refer to FSC Standard
                    pistachio                                                                                                     1.4.1 Table to Clause 3
                       products                                                                                                    for MRL calculation.
               as an ingredient.
                                                                                                                                   For mixed foods, where
                                                                                                                                   the aflatoxin levels are
                                                                                                                                   <5ug/kg there is no need
                                                                                                                                   to calculate the level.




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                                                    Chapter 9 – Coffee, tea, mate and spices

                                                                                                                        Permitted
    Tariff                                                                                          Analytical tests
                  Food Category                     Food Category Clarification                                          Analysis     Notes
    Code                                                                                               required
                                                                                                                         Results
     0904      Pepper of the          Pepper, paprika, chilli and capsicum – that is dried. May       Salmonella       FSC Standard
     0910      Genus Piper,           be whole, crushed or ground.                                     (SALM)             1.6.1
     2103      Zanthoxylum
               piperitum or
               Schinus                Excludes: all mixed products – only considered a risk food
               terebinthifolius,      where the product comprises solely of pepper, paprika,
               Dried or crushed or    chilli or capsicum or a pepper/paprika/chilli/capsicum mix.
               ground fruits of the
               genus Capsicum or
               Pimenta


         Chapter 12 – Miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder

                                                                                                                        Permitted
      Tariff                                                                                        Analytical tests
                     Food Category                    Food Category Clarification                                        Analysis     Notes
      Code                                                                                             required
                                                                                                                          Results
       1207        Sesame seeds and       Sesame seeds (whether broken or not) and sesame             Salmonella       Attachment 1
       2008        sesame seed            seed products.                                               (SALM)             Table 6
                   products               Includes: tahini, halva, hummus, baba ghanouj, other
    + all foods                           dips and products containing sesame.
      where
     sesame                               Excludes: §ambient stable sealed packages, sesame
     may be                               seed oil, bakery products where sesame seeds are
     present                              used as a topping or garnish.
§
    Ambient stable sealed packages: Refer to Description on Page 4




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       Chapter 12 – Miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
                                                                                                              Permitted
   Tariff                                                                                Analytical tests
                 Food Category                Food Category Clarification                                     Analysis     Notes
   Code                                                                                     required
                                                                                                               Results
  1212.20      Seaweed - brown    Where seaweed (phyophyceae) is the sole or major             Iodine        1000 mg/kg
               algae / seaweed    ingredient of the food.                                    (IODINE)         dry weight
               vegetables
               (Phyophyceae)      Excludes: nori, laver, kim, gim, slake (Porphyra
                                  species), dulse (Palmaria palmata), seafood snacks,
                                  sushi sheets

  1212.20      Seaweed – hijiki   Where seaweed is the sole or major ingredient of the       Inorganic      FSC Standard
               (Sargassum         food.                                                       Arsenic          1.4.1
               fusiforme)                                                                    (INORG)
                                  Hijiki Seaweed. Includes seaweed also known as:
                                      - Hizikia fusiforme
                                      - Sargassum fusiforme
                                      - Hizikia fusiformis
                                      - Hiziki
                                      - Mehijiki
                                      - Hoshi hiziki
                                      - Deer tail grass
                                      - Sheep nest grass
                                      - Horsetail tangle




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                                      Chapter 21 – Miscellaneous edible preparations
                                                                                                               Permitted
 Tariff                                                                                    Analytical tests
            Food Category                  Food Category Clarification                                          Analysis              Notes
 Code                                                                                         required
                                                                                                                 Results
  2103    Sauces – Peanut,   Satay and other peanut sauces containing peanuts at any          Aflatoxin       FSC Standard   *Refer to FSC Standard
          Satay and other    compositional level.                                             (AFLAT)             1.4.1      1.4.1 for MRL
          peanut sauces                                                                                         *depends     calculation.
                             Includes: satay sauce if the sauce contains peanuts.                                upon %
                                                                                                                 peanuts     For mixed foods, where
                             Excludes: satay sauce that does not contain any peanuts                                         the aflatoxin levels are
                             or peanut products.                                                                             <5ug/kg there is no need
                                                                                                                             to calculate the level.



                                      Chapter 21 – Miscellaneous edible preparations
                                                                                                               Permitted
 Tariff                                                                                    Analytical tests
            Food Category                  Food Category Clarification                                          Analysis              Notes
 Code                                                                                         required
                                                                                                                Results
  2106    Cassava Chips –    Chips, crackers, snacks etc made from cassava that are          Hydrocyanic      FSC Standard
          ready-to-eat       packaged and ready-to-eat. No further preparation is               acid             1.4.1
                             required.
                                                                                                  (HCN)
                             Std 1.4.1 Clause 5 (1) ready-to-eat cassava chips means
                             the product containing sweet cassava that is represented
                             as ready for immediate consumption with no further
                             preparation required including crisps, crackers or ‘vege’
                             crackers

                             Excludes: raw cassava, cassava pellets or cassava chips
                             that are for use in further processing.

                             Excludes: mixed foods that contain cassava chips




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Attachment 1           Tables of microbiological standards for risk foods
Microbiological limits where:
 n=    the minimum number of sample units which must be examined from a lot of food.
 c=    the maximum allowable number of defective sample units i.e. that have counts between „m‟ and „M‟.
 m=    the acceptable microbiological level in a sample unit.
 M=    the level which when exceeded (ie; the level is greater than M) in one or more samples, would cause
       the lot to be rejected.

Table 1: Meat - cooked and processed/manufactured meat
 Test                                   n          c                         m              M
 Coagulase positive staphylococci /g             5             1             102            103
 Escherichia coli /g                             5             1             3.6            9.2
 Listeria monocytogenes /25g                     5             0              0
 Salmonella /25g                                 5             0              0

Table 2: Chicken meat (cooked and chilled or frozen)
 Test                                     n                    c             m              M
 Coagulase positive staphylococci /g             5             1             102            103
 Escherichia coli /g                             5             1             3.6            9.2
 Listeria monocytogenes /25g                     5             0              0
 Salmonella /25g                                 5             0              0

Table 3: Pig meat (cooked and chilled) and Pig meat (cooked and frozen)
 Test                                      n           c           m                        M

 Escherichia coli /g                             5             1             3.6            9.2

Table 4: Meat – uncooked and processed/manufactured meat
 Test                                   n          c                         m              M

 Coagulase positive staphylococci /g             5             1             103            104

 Escherichia coli /g                             5             1             3.6            9.2
 Listeria monocytogenes /25g                     5             0              0

 Salmonella /25g                                 5             0              0




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Table 5: Marinara Mix
 Test                                          n       c   m     M

 Coagulase positive staphylococci /g           5       2   102   103

 Escherichia coli /g                           5       1   2.3   7

 Salmonella /25g                               5       0   0

Table 6: Sesame seeds
 Test                                          n       c   m     M

 Salmonella /25g                               5       0   0




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