FBIA Roundup

Here are FSANZ’s media issues for the week 23/02/2017: Hemp Following the Federal Government’s approval of the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia, hemp business owners are hoping there will be a positive outcome when ministers consider FSANZ’s proposal on hemp at a meeting of ministers in April. Read more. Food safety This editorial article … [Read more…]

FBIA Roundup

Business Consultation Notification A new public consultation was recently submitted to the business consultation website that matched a topic selection in your registration. You can access the details of the consultation by clicking the link below: http://apvma.gov.au/node/26456 You are invited to comment on the proposed variations to Schedule 20 Maximum Residue Limits of the Australia … [Read more…]

FBIA Roundup

Here are FSANZ’s media issues for the week 9/2/17: General Since 2001 Australia has banned the importing of beef from the US following the global outbreaks of mad cow disease, but the federal government is now looking at resuming the trade, which industry experts say could lead to a 30% drop in beef costs for … [Read more…]

FBIA Roundup

Here are FSANZ’s media issues for the week 27/01/17: General The umami flavour exists in hundreds of foods, and is said to form the basis of great stocks, be the secret to Thai salad, and the reason you can’t have hot chips without a squirt of tomato sauce. This article takes a closer look at … [Read more…]

Prawn Suspension – Q & A Updated

Please be advised that the Prawn Suspension Q&A webpage has been updated. The key changes are: Addition of a new question: Are Australian caught prawns which have been sent for processing overseas affected by the suspension? Amendments to questions: What are the new sampling protocols for uncooked prawns? and  What are the new sampling protocols … [Read more…]

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code — Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits Variation Instrument No. APVMA 1, 2017 This instrument amends the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits to set new and varied maximum residue limits and make changes to certain residue definitions, commodities and substances. Item … [Read more…]

The FBIA Roundup

Dear FBIA Member, Given the short week due to the national Australia Day holiday on Thursday we are producing the Roundup early this week. 25 January 2017   Import Industry Advice Notice 06/2017 Consultation on Biosecurity Legislation First Point of Entry Standards has been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be … [Read more…]