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Notification of the delay of overseas stock feed site audits and desk audits due to COVID-19

Effective from 23 March 2020

Who does this notice affect:
Importers and prospective importers of processed plant-based stock feed products including (but not limited to):

Soybean meal

Guar meal

Wheat gluten meal

Palm kernel expeller meal/cake

Alfalfa meal

Tapioca starch

Copra meal

Sugar beet pulp pellet

Potato starch

Sunflower meal

Dried distiller grains

Pea protein

Canola meal

Corn gluten meal


What has changed:
Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and current travel restrictions that have been implemented by the Australian Government, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment advises stakeholders to expect delays relating to import permit functions for processed plant-based stock feed.

The following impacts are to be expected:

Further information:
Enquiries regarding stock feed can be directed to the department at or call 1800 900 090 (prompt 1, prompt 1).

This Alert applies to the following Cases:

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