More than 99 per cent of chicken meat consumed in Australia is grown in Australia. To protect local chicken flocks from disease, raw chicken meat can only be imported under strict protocols, which currently poultry producers in other countries have been unable to meet. Some cooked chicken meat is imported from New Zealand. There is also a small amount of ‘retorted’ or ‘cooked in can’ cooked chicken meat imported, mainly as an ingredient to processed food (e.g. canned chicken, soups or animal food), however, it can only be imported if it has been cooked at high temperatures and in accordance with our strict protocols.