|STEPS||PROCEDURE FOR THE INSPECTION OF GRAIN|
|1 – 3||Refer to Basic Requirements|
|4||Sight the import permit/phytosanitary certificate and:
If documentation is compliant, go to Step 5.
If it is not compliant, refer to a senior biosecurity officer for a decision.
The available options for the senior officer are:
|5||Draw samples of the commodity in accordance with requirements.|
|6||Sieve the samples to separate out the components.|
|7||Examine the components of the sample. Look for:
. khapra beetle . disease symptoms
. soil . frass
. contaminant seeds . regulated pests
. chewing damage . webbing
If any of the above are detected, take samples for identification. Go to Step 8.
|8||Obtain identification from an entomologist or plant pathologist.
If regulated pests are not detected, release the consignment.
If a regulated pest is detected, refer to the senior biosecurity officer for a decision.
|9||Fumigate the consignment and check that the treatment is effective. Release. Go to Step 12.|
|10||Fumigate the consignment and check that the treatment is effective. Release. Go to Step 12.|
|11||Order re-export and supervise.|
|12||Complete the documentation.|
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