Import case details - public listing
|Commodity:||Protein Powders and Supplements|
Dairy products, Nutritional supplements, Protein Powders and Supplements
|End use:||Human consumption|
|Date printed:||Jun 18 2013|
The information here covers DAFF quarantine requirements only and is current on the date of transmission but may change without notice.
DAFF makes no warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy or completeness of that information and will bear no liability with
respect to that information. Importers must satisfy quarantine concerns and comply with quarantine conditions applicable at the time of entry.
The Commonwealth through DAFF is not liable for any costs arising from or associated with decisions of importers to import based on conditions
presented here which are not current at the time of importation. It is the importerís responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of the
information at the time of importation.
It is the importerís responsibility to identify and to ensure it has complied with, all requirements of any other regulatory and advisory bodies prior to and after importation including the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health and Ageing, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority and any State agencies such as Departments of Agriculture and Health and Environmental Protection authorities.
Importers should note that this list is not exhaustive. Importers should also note that all foods imported into Australia must comply with the provisions of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 , an Act which is administered by DAFF.
Notification of the import must be provided to DAFF for all imported goods other than goods imported as accompanied baggage or goods imported via the mail and not prescribed under the Customs Act 1901. Notification must be consistent with Quarantine Regulations 2000 (examples include a Quarantine Entry or a Quarantine declaration).
Protein powders and supplements contain a variety of ingredients. Some have an associated quarantine risk, for example dairy, egg, enzymes of animal origin, bovine serum albumin. Prior to importation the importer must identify the ingredients and then check on ICON for the specific import conditions for these ingredients.
It is the importerís responsibility to provide sufficient documentation to satisfy AQIS that the product in each consignment is as stated. All consignments must be accompanied by a manufacturerís declaration or products must be labelled with details of a full list of ingredients totalling 100%. Highly processed substances that are listed as pharmaceutical excipients in C9839 are not regarded as a quarantine risk in these products.
Note: A consignment is considered to be imported for personal use based on the below requirements (N.B this does NOT include commercial samples. Commercial samples must meet the conditions as outlined in the Commercial requirements below).
- Up to 10 kilograms of solid food, or
1. An import permit is not required for commercially prepared and packaged protein powders, provided that they are manufactured in one of the countries specified on the DAFF FMD Approved Country List (see C19394 below) and intended for human consumption only;
2. A quarantine entry is not required.
Note: The protein powders if commercially prepared and packed are permitted to contain enzymes and/or egg proteins without requiring a permit for personal use only.
Note: For dairy products imported directly from New Zealand, provided that the milk is of New Zealand or Australian origin, please refer to the ICON case for Dairy products from New Zealand.
Note: For products which contain ingredients sourced and or manufactured in a country NOT listed in C19394 please refer to the ICON case for Dairy Products (excluding cheese) from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Unapproved Country List.
1. An import permit is required for protein powders containing ingredients of quarantine concern e.g. greater than 10% dairy by dry weight, greater than 10% egg by dry weight, enzymes of animal origin, bovine serum albumin etc. Import permits must be applied for prior to importation. Permit applications must be sent to DAFF Canberra for assessment.
Please note: For protein powders containing greater than 10% dairy by dry weight; an import permit will only be issued where the dairy ingredients are sourced and manufactured in a country specified on the DAFF FMD approved country list.
2. A quarantine entry must be lodged for each consignment.
DAFF FMD Approved Country List
List last updated 16 October 2012.
*These countries are approved only for the export of plant-based stockfeed products and will require further assessment for access for other FMD risk products.
Imported food safety requirements
1. Commercial consignments of imported food are monitored by DAFF to ensure that the food poses minimal risk to public health. It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that all food they import complies with the requirements of the Australian Food Standards Code (FSC). The FSC is administered by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and a copy of the FSC can be found on the FSANZ website.
2. The FSC no longer permits the treatment of food products with ethylene oxide.
3. The FSC prescribes the rates of gamma irradiation with which food products can be treated. In some cases, the treatment rates required for quarantine purposes are greater than those permitted by the FSC.
4. Additional information on imported food inspections is available under Importing food to Australia on the DAFF website.
5. Importers are advised to ensure proposed quarantine treatments comply with the relevant agenciesí requirements.
List of pharmaceutical excipients
1. Pharmaceutical excipients are highly processed substances that are components of commercially packaged therapeutic products. The following substance groups are considered pharmaceutical excipients for human products:
|Entry Management  EM0184
DAFF minimum documentary requirements to support assessment of all documentation
All documentation presented to DAFF as part of the import process must meet the requirements of the Minimum Documentary Requirements Policy. These requirements include:
|Entry Management  EM0185
DAFF information requirements to support assessment of non-commodity concerns associated with imported cargo
All documentation presented to DAFF to assist in determining the level of quarantine risk posed by transportation pathways and packaging must meet the requirements of the Non-Commodity Information Requirements Policy. These requirements address:
|Entry Management  EM0119
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