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Australia - Export requirements for meat and poultry products


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Eligible/ineligible product



Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country


Import permit

Production controls and inspection requirements


Cooked meats or cooked and edible parts of animals shall not be landed unless the Chief Quarantine Officer of Australia is satisfied that the temperature of the heat used and the length of time for which it was used to heat the contents of the cans, as shown in the declaration under this regulation relating to the cooked meats or cooked and edible parts, are sufficient to ensure that every portion of the contents of the cans or tins has been heated to a temperature of not less than 100°C.

Pork products

Raw pork

Cooked pork

Canned pork meat

Rendered animal fat


The Australian authorities may approve alternative heat treatments. The alternative heat treatments and/or other certification requirements will be outlined in the import permit issued by the Australian authorities. The import requirements are subject to change without prior notification. The applicant is responsible to ensure that the certification issued by the CFIA reflects the certification requirements imposed by the import permit. For additional certification requirements, please contact the CFIA area or regional office.

Canned poultry products

Labelling, marking and packaging requirements

Documentation requirements


Other information

Further information on import requirements can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, and the Australian government's Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) database.

Australian Government Department of Agriculture
18 Marcus Clarke St, GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601

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