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Status of country BSE food safety risk assessments

(June 2017)
 
The Australian Government’s BSE food safety policy 2009 requires that all countries exporting or seeking to export beef or beef products to Australia have a food safety risk assessment undertaken by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
 
The FSANZ risk assessment includes a desk assessment and an in-country verification assessment. It examines the effectiveness of BSE-related controls throughout the beef production chain in the applicant country including animal feeding practices, transportation, animal identification and traceability, slaughtering, and food safety and food recall systems.
 
Countries categorised as either Category 1 or 2 are eligible to export beef and beef products to Australia subject to the relevant certification requirements.
 
Category 1 status means there are comprehensive and well-established controls to prevent both the introduction and amplification of the BSE agent in a country’s cattle population, and contamination of the human food supply with the BSE agent.
 
Category 2 status means that countries have effectively implemented and complied with appropriate BSE controls to prevent both the introduction and amplification of the BSE agent in a country’s cattle population, and contamination of the human food supply with the BSE agent.
 

Country

Assessment status

Category

Assessment report

New Zealand

Assessment completed

(November 2011)

Category 1

New Zealand BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 874 kb) | (word 313 kb) 

Netherlands

Assessment completed

(November 2012)

Category 1

 

Netherlands BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 615 kb) | (word 543 kb)

Vanuatu

Assessment completed

(November 2012)

Category 1

 

Vanuatu BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 497 kb) | (word 214 kb)

Croatia

Assessment completed

(June 2017)

Category 1

 

Croatia BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1.39mb) | (word 3.48kb)

Latvia

Assessment completed

(July 2013, upgraded June 2014)

Category 1

 

Latvia BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1062 kb) | (word 847 kb)

Lithuania

Assessment completed

(July 2013)

Category 1

 

Lithuania BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 873 kb) | (word 526 kb)

Chile

Assessment completed 

(March 2014)

Category 1

Chile BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1168kb) | (word 1357kb)

Brazil

Assessment completed

(June 2014)

Category 1

Brazil BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1151kb) | (word 4123kb)

 
Mexico

 


Assessment completed

(September 2014)
 
 
Category 1
 

​United States

​Assessment completed​

(May 2015)
 

Category 1

​United States BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 978kb) | (word 1mb)

Argentina 

Assessment completed

(June 2015)

Category 1
​Japan

​Assessment completed

(September 2015)

Category 1 Japan BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1.83mb) | (word 2.54mb)

​Sweden

Assessment completed (August 2016)

Category 1

Sweden BSE Food Safety Assessment Report (pdf 1.43mb) | (word 2.9mb)


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