Prawn Suspension – Q & A Updated

Please be advised that the Prawn Suspension Q&A webpage has been updated. The key changes are: Addition of a new question: Are Australian caught prawns which have been sent for processing overseas affected by the suspension? Amendments to questions: What are the new sampling protocols for uncooked prawns? and  What are the new sampling protocols … [Read more…]

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code — Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits Variation Instrument No. APVMA 1, 2017 This instrument amends the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits to set new and varied maximum residue limits and make changes to certain residue definitions, commodities and substances. Item … [Read more…]

The FBIA Roundup

Dear FBIA Member, Given the short week due to the national Australia Day holiday on Thursday we are producing the Roundup early this week. 25 January 2017   Import Industry Advice Notice 06/2017 Consultation on Biosecurity Legislation First Point of Entry Standards has been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be … [Read more…]

The FBIA Roundup

Here is the FBIA Roundup for January 20, 2017.   *Import Industry Advice Notice 05/2017 New and revised approved arrangements for the management of imported perishable plant products has been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2017/05-2017   *Import Conditions Review (ICR) for Foie Gras … [Read more…]

Suspension of Uncooked Prawn Imports

IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have provided a question and answer sheet for importers of uncooked prawns. You can review the Q&A at the following link. Here’s the link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/uncooked-prawns/questions-and-answers The Department has also posted the following media release: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/media-centre/media-releases/no-definitive-source-prawn-disease-found     

FBIA Roundup

Imported Food section update Imported Food Notice 01-17 published 11 JANUARY 2016 Imported Food Notice 01-17 has been published to provide detail to importers about some of the labelling noncompliances that are regularly identified by the department regarding imported food. The notice can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/food/notices   FSANZ Notice The latest … [Read more…]

Import Industry Advice Notice 02/2017

7 January 2017 Import Industry Advice Notice 02/2017 Suspension of uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat imports has been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2017/02-2017 Import Industry Advice Notices are available from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website at: www.agriculture.gov.au/iian

Weekly Roundup 22 December 2016

Waiver period extended for eligible veterinary active constituent applications For those veterinary active constituent applications which meet the scope of the vet actives project, we have extended the period to waive, partially waive or refund fees associated with Item 17 and 18 applications until the end of June 2017. For more information please contact the Veterinary Actives team … [Read more…]