IFSR Nutrition and Health Claims

Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation Nutrition and Health Claims Implementation Working Group Update Review of industry guidance material The review of the industry guidance material, ‘Getting your claims right – A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code’ is nearing completion. The document … [Read more…]

Weekly Roundup – 2 December 2016

Edition No. 24, 29 November 2016 is now available on the APVMA website. As a subscriber, you will receive an email notification each time a new Gazette is published. CONTENTS Erratum Notice – page 3 Agricultural Chemical Products and Approved Labels – page 4 Veterinary Chemical Products and Approved Labels – page 8 Approved Active Constituents – page 10 Approved Active Constituents—Veterinary … [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up 25th November 2016

Media Release: Updated Safe Food Australia Guide Now Available Date: 21/11/2016 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released the third edition of Safe Food Australia. Safe Food Australia is a guide to the food safety standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said Safe Food Australia … [Read more…]

Weekly Roundup 18th November 2016

ASEAN Working Group Adam Keats of USA based Fintrac spoke with Neil Brand President of the FBIA on the development of an ASEAN working group to improve trade with various ASEAN countries. The project was initiated by DFAT. Countries included are: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam (SE Asia). The project is concentrating … [Read more…]

FSANZ’s media issues

Labelling Unilever has partnered with the European Vegetarian Union to see around 500 products include the ‘V-label’ on packaging. This move aims to make it easier for the rising number of vegetarian consumers to identify which products are suitable for plant-based diets. Find out more. The gold and bronze winning products at the New Zealand … [Read more…]

FBIA Weekly Roundup

Upcoming Weekend Outage to the ICS – Saturday 26 November 2016 Please be advised that the ICS will be unavailable for a period between Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November 2016. The outage period will be from 23:00 AEDT on Saturday 26 November until 05:00 AEDT Sunday 27 November 2016 and is necessary to address … [Read more…]

FSANZ Latest Notification Circular

The latest Notification Circular (26–16) was published on 26 October 2016.   The Circular summarises work currently being undertaken or finalised by FSANZ including:   A1113 – Extension of Use of Propionates in Processed Meat A1115 – Irradiation of Blueberries & Raspberries P1027 – Managing Low-level Ag&Vet Chemicals without MRLs A1090 – Voluntary Addition of … [Read more…]