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Change to Annual Packing Declaration Cleanliness Statement

It has been identified that the “Cleanliness Statement” on the Annual Packing Declaration being used has not been worded as per the requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.  In recognising the industry wide compliance issue the department has assured us that Annual Packing Declarations that contain the old wording will be acceptable until their date of expiry.

The cleanliness statement currently reads:

The container(s) covered by this document has/have been cleaned and is/are free from material of animal and/or plant origin and soil.
 
For Annual Packing Declarations only the container cleanliness statement should read as follows and a department updated template is now available on the Acceptable documentation templates webpage.
 
The container(s) covered by this document will be cleaned and will be free from material of animal and/or plant origin and soil.
 
Whe time comes for renewal our compliance team will provide you the most up to date format to send to your suppliers for completion.
 
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative.