Food import compliance agreements (FICA)
Food importers have been able to enter into a Food Import Compliance Agreement (FICA) with DAFF since February 2010.
FICAs offer food importers an alternative regulatory arrangement to inspection and testing of their products under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS). FICAs are an assurance based regulatory arrangement undertaken through formal recognition and audit of an importer’s food safety management system by DAFF.
All food imported under a FICA will continue to be subject to quarantine import restrictions in accordance with the Quarantine Act 1908 and its subordinate legislation.
Further information on Food Import Compliance Agreements (FICAs)
|Company||Scope of agreement|
|Brown Forman Australia||Alcohol only – bottled spirits, wine and ready to drink spirit mixes|
|Calendar Cheese Company||Importer of speciality cheeses for supply to the food service industry, top end restaurants and selected retail outlets.|
|Conga Foods||Prepared grocery products – including risk category food|
|Langdon Ingredients||Bulk ingredients – including risk category foods; primarily spices, dehydrated herbs and vegetables, nuts, and dried fruit for use in food manufacture.|
|Manassen Foods Australia||Prepared grocery products – including risk category food|
|Peanut Company of Australia||Peanuts and peanut products|
|Prepack Limited||Combat ration packs for Australian military use only|
|Riviana Foods Pty Ltd||Prepared grocery and foodservice products - including risk category food|
|Scalzo Trading Company||Bulk ingredients – including risk category foods; primarily spices, nuts, dried fruit and grain for use in food manufacture|
30 Aug 2012