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​​​New certification requirements are extended until 31 December 2023

New certificate requirements by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) have been postponed until 31 December 2023. The new requirements may impact the export of milk and milk products to India. The Department is working with DAHD to clarify these requirements and understands the existing certification for milk and milk products exported to India will continue to be accepted until mutually agreed certification can be developed.

New registration requirements from 1 February 2023

From 1 February 2023, export registered processing establishments of milk and milk products to India are required to be registered with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

To meet this requirement the Department has submitted a full list of export registered milk and milk product processing establishments to FSSAI for registration.

Exporters are encouraged to review FSSAI’s registration portal to confirm registration of each processing establishment prior to exporting product to India.

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1. Preconditions for market access

2. Production of products for human consumption

3. Production of products not for human consumption

4. Operational requirements

5. Documentation requirements

6. Import procedures

7. Packaging, labelling and shipping marks

8. Shipping and air freight requirements

9. Additional documentation available

10. Definitions

Latest updates

20/10/2023 - Updated packaging and labelling requirements (sections 7.1 and 7.2).
28/07/2023 - Updated residue statement to refer to importing country standards (section 4.1).
25/07/2023 - Updated further extension of new health certificate requirements (section 5).
14/06/2023 - Updated new certificate and registration requirements (sections 1.1 and 5).
20/12/2022 - Update for new health certificate and new registration requirements (sections 1.1 and 5).
20/02/2022 - Content on this page may have changed location to conform to standard Dairy headings.
08/12/2021 - Removal and replacement of Dairy by Definition wording.
27/05/2021 - References to export legislation have been updated.
Last updated: 20/10/2023 12:05 PMCreated: 20/02/2022 11:49 PM