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Biosecurity Advice 2017-13 - Importation of high pressure processed chicken meat - revised closing date for stakeholder comments

​31 July 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has revised the closing date for stakeholders to provide comments on high pressure processing of chicken meat as an equivalent risk management measure to the recommendations in the Generic import risk analysis (IRA) for chicken meat: final import risk analysis report (2008). Comments are now due by 5 September 2017.

On 2 June 2017, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issued Biosecurity Advice 2017-08 inviting stakeholders to provide comments on scientific aspects of high pressure processing of chicken meat as an equivalent risk management measure to the recommendations in the Generic import risk analysis (IRA) for chicken meat: final import risk analysis report (2008).

Following consultation with stakeholders, the department has been asked to extend the closing date for comments to 5 September 2017.

Comments should be submitted 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

All submissions received will be carefully considered by Animal Biosecurity before any changes in policy are made.

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.

[signed]

Dr Andrew Cupit
Assistant Secretary
Animal Biosecurity