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Cooked chicken meat

We have completed a generic import risk analysis for cooked chicken meat from any country (chicken meat IRA).

Steps to complete this risk analysis

When we do a risk analysis, we:

  • start the risk analysis by reviewing the science on pests and diseases of concern
  • assess and analyse biosecurity risks
  • develop proposed risk management measures
  • consult the public on the draft report and then review comments
  • publish a final report
  • develop import conditions
  • publish import conditions in our Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON)

This analysis was completed in 2008.  Check current conditions for importing chicken meat in BICON. Register in BICON to receive an alert if conditions change.

Learn more about why we carry out risk analyses and our international obligations.

About the final report

We recommend that the import of cooked chicken meat be allowed from any country subject to compliance with specified risk management measures.

The final report details:

  • diseases of biosecurity concern
  • risk assessments for the identified diseases
  • recommended risk management measures.

Diseases

The final report names diseases that need risk management measures. These diseases are:

  • highly pathogenic  notifiable avian influenza virus
  • low pathogenicity notifiable avian influenza virus
  • Newcastle disease virus
  • very virulent infectious bursal disease virus
  • exotic antigenic variant strains of infectious bursal disease virus
  • Salmonella Pullorum
  • Salmonella Gallinarum
  • Salmonella Enteritidis
  • multi-drug resistant strains of Salmonella Typhimurium

Risk management measures

In summary, the recommended risk management measures include:

  • country or zone freedom
  • heat treatment.

Download final report – chicken meat IRA

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 2008

DocumentPagesFile size
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part A – Summary PDF 26193 KB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part A DOC 26156 KB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part B – background PDF 123606 KB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part B DOC 112826 KB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part C – detailed assessments PDF 4412.0 MB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part C DOC 3962.2 MB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part D – appendices PDF 127525 KB
Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat – Part D DOC 114462 KB

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Equivalence assessment

In 2019 we completed an assessment of high pressure processing as an equivalent risk management measure to the heat treatments in the Generic import risk analysis for chicken meat: final report (2008) (chicken meat IRA).

We concluded that that there is currently insufficient evidence that high pressure processing is a suitable alternative risk management measure to the heat treatments in the chicken meat IRA. 

Download the equivalence assessment

Department of Agriculture, 2019

DocumentPagesFile size
Assessment of the scientific aspects of high pressure processing as an equivalent risk management measure to the heat treatments in the Generic import risk analysis for chicken meat: final import risk analysis report (2008) Final report PDF 411.5 MB
Assessment of the scientific aspects of high pressure processing as an equivalent risk management measure to the heat treatments in the Generic import risk analysis for chicken meat: final import risk analysis report (2008) Final report DOCX 41750 KB

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Contact us

For more information about this review email Animal Biosecurity.