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3. Inspection of Food at Entry Point 

The diagram below shows the procedure of inspection of food at entry point.

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What You Need To Know on Imported Food Inspection at Entry Point


1. Foods imported will be assigned a specific examination level depending on its risk.

The inspection of food consignments is divided into six (6) levels of inspection as follows:


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Six levels of food consignments inspections

2. Written approval is needed for imported food as stated below:-

  • Foods for research
  • Foods for exhibition
  • Special purpose food for critical patients upon request by the hospital
  • Personal Use
  • Gifts
  • Food with Special Approval of Minister

3. Foods found not complying the Malaysian Food Act 1983 and its regulations, the following action(s) may be taken:

  • The food is denied entry (rejected), re-exported back to its country of origin or other countries that can accept it.
  • If the food has already entered the country, a notice of recall will be issued.
  • A Level Five (5), Hold, Test and Release action will be imposed for the subsequent food consignment imported from the same implicated exporter.
  • Destruction.
  • Relabeling, reprocessing and reconditioning.
  • Court action.

Modified: February 7, 2017 at 3:05 pm