Stakeholders Consultation

 Draft of SIRIM Industry Standards for Stakeholders Consultation



Draft highlights

Requirements for heat treatment of wood and wood packaging materials (WPM)

Commenting Period

04/10/2017 - 04/12/2017


This Code of Agricultural Practice sets out the minimum requirements for the design, operation, calibration, post treatment handling, auditing and record keeping of heat treatment facilities, permanent or temporary, for the application of heat treatments for quarantine purposes or other related pest eradication purposes. It applies to heat treatments that may employ hot air, dry heat, steam, vapour heat, kilns, autoclaves, or any other methods used to raise temperature in the target consignment.

It contains the minimum registration requirements for heat treatment scheme and conditions to be achieved and actions to be undertaken in order to conform to the requirements of this Code.

It is intended for use by the Department of Agriculture, Malaysia in implementing the Malaysia Heat Treatment Accreditation Scheme (MAHTAS).