Grain

STEPS PROCEDURE FOR THE INSPECTION OF GRAIN
1 – 3 Refer to Basic Requirements
4 Sight the import permit/phytosanitary certificate and:

  • check for validity and compliance; and
  • check for import requirements in the manual.

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:

  • inspect and treat if necessary (and if possible). Go to Step 5.
  • seize the produce and order the importer to re-export at own expense. Go to Step 11. 
  • seize and destroy at the importer’s expense. Go to Step 10.
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.

  • treatment (if possible);
  • importer to re-export at own expense;
  • destroy at importer’s expense.
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.
13 Notify non-compliance.

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