FSANZ provides assessment advice on imported foods to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources who then establishes appropriate measures at the Australian border to manage the food safety risk.
For foods imported into Australia, risk assessment advice is prepared by reviewing a particular food commodity for potential hazards using a single food:hazard pairing approach, e.g. bivalve molluscs and norovirus. FSANZ has written a document detailing how this risk assessment advice is prepared. It includes the types of information and data considered, and the methodology used to determine the level of risk.
Download: Imported food risk assessment document (pdf 267kb) | (word 1.16mb)
FSANZ advice on imported food