Food Standards Code - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you import food and food products into Australia. All foodstuffs imported into Australia must comply with this code and are liable for inspection under the Food Inspection Scheme. Foodstuffs classified as high or medium risk are closely monitored and extensively sampled. You will also require an import permit for high risk foodstuffs such as:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • food containing nuts
  • food containing dairy
  • food containing egg
  • food containing meat
  • animal products.

Imported food must meet the requirements for labelling and content listed within the code and also comply with any other directives.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Imported Food Control Act 1992 AG

Regulation(s) name

Imported Food Control Regulations 1993 AG

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Import Conditions and Permits

Contact details

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: Edmund Barton Building
Kings Avenue
Barton
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 02 6272 3933
Phone: 1800 020 504

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: Quarantine Inspection Centre
1 Crewe Place
Rosebery
New South Wales 2018
Mailing address: PO BOX 657
Mascot, Western Australia 1460
Phone: 1800 020 504
Phone: 02 8334 7444
Fax: 02 9364 7340
Email: nswimpfood@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Mailing address: PO BOX 1970
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 1800 020 504
Phone: 08 8999 2136
Fax: 08 8999 2108
Email: pr@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: 42-44 Qantas Drive
Eagle Farm
Queensland 4009
Mailing address: PO BOX 222
Hamilton, Queensland 4007
Phone: 07 3246 8755
Phone: 1800 020 504
Fax: 07 3246 8639
Email: brisbaneimportedfoods@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: 8 Butler Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia 5015
Mailing address: PO BOX 63
Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015
Phone: 1800 020 504
Phone: 08 8305 9700
Fax: 08 8305 9820
Email: saimpclear@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: Quarantine Centre, Macquarie Wharf No 1
Hunter Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6233 3626
Phone: 1800 020 504
Fax: 03 6234 6785
Email: pr@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: Level 6, Customs House
414 Latrobe Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 12520
Abeckett Street, Victoria 8006
Phone: 03 9246 6777
Phone: 1800 020 504
Fax: 03 9246 6800
Email: vicaqis@aqis.gov.au

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Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division

Import Conditions and Permits

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: Level 1, Wing A, Market Square
280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia 6155
Mailing address: PO BOX 1410
Canning Vale DC, Western Australia 6970
Phone: 1800 020 504
Phone: 08 9311 5333
Fax: 08 9455 3052
Email: pr@aqis.gov.au