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Biosecurity Advice 2016/32 - Cooked turkey meat from the United States - Draft review revised closing date for stakeholder comments

4 October 2016

​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has revised the closing date for stakeholders to provide comments on Cooked turkey meat from the United States—draft review to 15 November 2016.

On 16 August 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issued Biosecurity Advice 2016/28 inviting stakeholders to provide comments on a draft review of cooked turkey meat from the United States. The comments should be confined to the scientific aspects of the proposed risk assessment and management measures associated with the importation of cooked turkey meat from the United States.

Following consultation with stakeholders, the department has been asked to extend the closing date for comments to 15 November 2016.

Comments on the review should be submitted by 15 November 2016 to:

Animal Biosecurity
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
GPO Box 858
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: +61 2 6272 4465
Facsimile: +61 2 6272 3856
Email: animal@agriculture.gov.au

The draft report is available via the department’s website.

All submissions received on the draft report will be carefully considered by Animal Biosecurity in finalising the review.

Please pass this notice to other interested parties. If those parties wish to be included in future communications on this matter they should contact Animal Biosecurity.

Confidentiality

Stakeholders are advised that, subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1988, all submissions received in response to Biosecurity Advices will be publicly available and may be listed or referred to in any papers or reports prepared on the subject matter.

The Commonwealth reserves the right to reveal the identity of a respondent unless a request for anonymity accompanies the submission. Where a request for anonymity does not accompany the submission the respondent will be taken to have consented to the disclosure of his or her identity for the purposes of Information Privacy Principle 11 of the Privacy Act. The contents of the submission will only be treated as confidential if they are marked ‘confidential’ and they can be classified as such in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Andrew Cupit
Assistant Secretary
Animal Biosecurity