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14 February 2011– FSANZ Notification Circular 3/11

1. Call for Comments by 15 March 2011:

  • Application A1034 – Advantame as a High Intensity Sweetener: to approve Advantame for use in table top sugar substitutes and a range of powdered beverages including fruit drinks, milks and milk-flavoured drinks, instant tea and coffee, and protein drinks

2. Call for Comments by 28 March 2011:

  • Application A1049 –Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant, High Oleic Acid Soybean Line MON87705: to seek permission for food derived from soybean genetically modified to contain an improved fatty acid profile
  •  Application A1046 –Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean Line DAS-68416-4: to seek permission for food derived from soybeans genetically modified to provide tolerance to the herbicides, 2,4-D and glufosinate.

10 February 2011 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 121

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A1025 – Classification of Dimethyl Dicarbonate
  • Application A1044 – Pullulanase from Bacillus subtilis as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)
  • Proposal P1009 – Maximum Limits for Tutin in Honey

4 Februuary 2011– FSANZ Notification Circular 2/11

Call for Comments by 18 March 2011:

  • Application A1056 – Dimethyl Ether as a Processing Aid (Solvent):   to seek approval to permit the use of Dimethyl Ether (DME) as an extraction solvent for dairy ingredient manufacture
 

28 January 2011– Blewett Review on Food Labelling - Final Report

The final report of the Blewett Review on Food Labelling - Labelling Logic was released on 28 Janauary

 

24 January 2011– FSANZ Notification Circular 1/11

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

  • Application A1056 – Dimethyl Ether as a Processing Aid (Solvent):   to seek approval to permit the use of Dimethyl Ether (DME) as an extraction solvent for dairy ingredient manufacture

20 January 2011 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 120

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A1040 – Food derived from Insect-resistant & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line GHB119

15 December 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 25/10

1. Call for Comments by 9 February 2011

  • Application A1030 – Calcium Lignosulphonate (40-65) as a Food Additive: to permit the use of calcium lignosulphonate (40-65) as a carrier in preparations of food additives and nutrients and other functional ingredients to facilitate their introduction into water-based foods.
  • Application A1037 – Steviol Glycosides – Increase in Permitted Use Levels: to approve an increase to 200 mg/kg steviol equivalents for the permitted use level for ice cream, water based beverages, brewed soft drinks, formulated beverages, flavoured soy beverages and to 100 mg/kg steviol equivalents for plain soy beverages
  • Application A1042 – Food derived from herbicide-tolerant Corn Line DAS-40278-9:  to seek permission for food derived from herbicide-tolerant corn line genetically modified to provide resistance to broadleaf herbicides such as 2,4-D and other related chemicals

  • Proposal P242 – Food for Special Medical Purposes: to develop a Standard for foods permitted for special dietary and medical purposes

  • Proposal P1013 – Code Maintenance IX:   to amend Standards for reasons of clarification and to correct minor typographical errors or inconsistencies, including updating references, amendment or deletion of outdated provisions, correcting some typographical and formatting issues, and correcting cross references.
2. Approval and Council Notification

3 December 2010 – ANZFRMC Comminique

Matters Considered
  • Blewett Review on Food Labelling
  • Point of Sale Nutrition Information in Fast Food Outlets
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Regulation of Caffeinated Energy Drinks

23 November 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 24/10

1. Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:
  • Application A1055 – Short-chain Fructo-oligosaccharides:   to permit the optional addition of short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) to infant formula, infant foods and supplementary foods for young children as an alternative to inulin-derived substances
2. Call for Comments by 18 January 2011
  • Application A1041 – Food derived from SDA Soybean Line MON87769: to seek permission for food derived from soybean genetically modified to contain stearidonic acid (SDA), an alternate source of omega-3 fatty acid
3. Approval and Council Notification
  •  Application A1040 – Food derived from Insect-resistant & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line GHB119

15 November 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 23/10

Call for Comments by 13 December 2010

  • Proposal M1006 – Maximum Residue Limits (October 2009-March 2010): to amend maximum residue limits for a number of agricultural and veterinary chemicals [Australia only]

  • Proposal M1007 – Maximum Residue Limits (April-June 2010): To amend residue limits for a number of agricultural and veterinary chemicals [Australia only]

5 November 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 22/10

Call for Comments by 17 December 2010
  • Application A1048 – Co-extruded Polystyrene & PVPP as a Processing Aid :   to permit the use of an extrudate from polystyrene and cross-linked polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) as a clarifying and adsorbent agent in beverages, specifically beer

12 October 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 21/10

Call for Comments by 9 November 2010

  • Proposal P1009 – Maximum Limits for Tutin in Honey:   to review the maximum limits for tutin in honey and comb honey before the expiry date of 31 March 2011

30 September 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 119

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A1036 – Lipase derived from Aspergillus niger as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)
  • Proposal M1005 – Maximum Residue Limits (April–September 2009)

6 September 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 19/10

1. Commencement of Proposal – no comment sought at this stage:
  • Proposal M1007Maximum Residue Limits (April-June 2010) [Australia only]
2. Call for Comments by 18 October 2010
  • Application A1034Advantame as a High Intensity Sweetener (first call for comments of two)
  • Proposal P1004Primary Production & Processing Standard for Seed Sprouts (second call for comments of two)
3. Application Rejected due to lack of information

2 September 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 118

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A1029 – Food Derived from Drought-tolerant Corn Line MON87460
  • Application A1035 – Food Derived from Insect-protected Soybean Line MON87701

18 August 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 18/10

1. Commencment of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

2. Call for Comments by 29 September 2010

29 July 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 17/10

1. Commencment of Application & Proposal – no comment sought at this stage:

2. Call for Comments by 9 September 2010

  • Application A1044 – Pullulanase from Bacillus subtilis as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)

3. Approval and Council Notification

  • Application A1036 – Lipase derived from Aspergillus niger as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)
  • Proposal M1005 – Maximum Residue Limits (April-September 2009)[Australia only]

23 July 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 16/10

1. Commencment of Application - no commets sought at this stage:
  •  Application A1049 – Food from Herbicide-tolerant, High Oleic Acid Soybean Line MON 87705:

2. Rejection of Application

3. Delay on assessment of Application

5 July 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 15/10

1. General Procedure Assessment – open for comment until 16 August 2010:
  •  Application A1040 –Food derived from Insect-resistant & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line GHB119

2. Approval and Council Notification

1 July 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 117

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A603 – Red 3 Erythrosine in Food Colouring Preparations
  • Application A1021 – Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Maize Line DP-098140-6
  • Application A1032 – ß-Galactosidase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)
  • Application A1033 – Maltotetraohydrolase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)

28 June 2010 FSANZ Notification Circular 14/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

24 June 2010 FSANZ Food Standards News – Winter Edition

Nutrient Reference Values – Consultation Paper open for discussion until 30 July 2010

18 June 2010 FSANZ Notification Circular 13/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

1. Application A1046 Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean Line DAS-68416-4

2. Proposal P1009Maximum Limits for Tutin in Honey

27 May 2010 FSANZ  Notification Circular 12/10

1. Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

  • Application A1045 – Bacteriophage Preparation as a Processing Aid to reduce contamination of a variety of foods with Listeria monocytogenes.

2. Application withdrawn by Applicant:

  • Application A1007 – Labelling of Foods with a Formulated Caffeinated Beverage as an Ingredient

3. Application rejected by FSANZ:

20 May 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 116

Contains amendments resulting from:

  • Application A1028 – Food derived from Insect-protected & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line T304-40
  • Proposal P282 – Primary Production & Processing Standard for Poultry Meat
  • Proposal M1004 – Maximum Residue Limits (September-December 2008, January-March 2009)

17 May 2010 Food Regulation Secretariat Stakeholder Consultation Forum

The Food Regulation Secretariat will hold a Stakeholder Consultation Forum on Friday June 18 at Old Parliament House in Canberra.  The notice and program can be opened from the link at the left. Click here to register.

13 May 2010

David Panasiak has an article on the Blewett Food Labelling and Policy Review published in World Food Regulation Review: WFFR May 2010 (PDF: 398 KB / 3 pages)

7 May 2010 – ANZ Food Reguation Ministerial Council Communique

  • Ministerial Council advance improved nationally consistent food regulation
  • Regulation of Caffeinated Energy Drinks - bi-national compliance strategy almost completed
  • Progress on the Reveiw fo Food Labelling Law and Policy
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) - Report from FSANZ considered and further advice on US Developments requested
  • FSANZ requested to review Country of Origin Labelling to remove inconsistency for unpackaged meat, partulalry beef

7 May 2010   FSANZ   Notification Circular 11/10

1. Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

  • Proposal P1011 – Country of Origin Labelling – Unpackaged Meat Products: to consider extending country of origin labelling requirements to include unpackaged beef, chicken and lamb products
  • Proposal M1006 – Maximum Residue Limits (October 2009-March 2010) – to amend maximum residue limits for a number of agricultural and veterinary chemicals

2. General Procedure Assessment – open for comment until 4June 2010:

  • Proposal M1005 – Maximum Residue Limits (April-September 2009) – to amend maximum residue limits for a number of agricultural and veterinary chemicals

3. Approval and Council Notification

18 April 2010

David Panasiak has an article on the New Zealand Supplemented Food Standard published in World Food Regulation Review: WFFR April 2010 (PDF: 379KB / 3 pages)

13 April 2010 – FSANZ FSANZ Notification Circular 10/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:
  • Application A1044 – Pullulanase from Bacillus subtilis as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)

8 April 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 115

Contains amendments resulting from:

7 April 2010 - FSANZ Notification Circular 09/10

1. General Procedure Assessment – open for comment until 19 May 2010:

 

2. Major Procedure Assessment – open for comment until 5 May 2010:

 
3. Amendments to the FSANZApplication Handbook – open for comment until 5 May 2010:

19 March 2010 - FSANZ Notification Circular 08/10

1. Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

 

2. Approval and Council Notification – no comment sought:

  • Application A1028 – Food derived from Insect-protected & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line T304-40
  • Proposal M1004 – Maximum Residue Limits (September-December 2008, January-March 2009) [Australia only]
  • Proposal P282 – Primary Production & Processing Standard for Poultry Meat [Australia only]

15 March 2010 - FSANZ Notification Circular 07/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

5 March 2010 - COAG Independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy

Release of Issues Consultation Paper on 5 March 2010 for Comment by 14 May 2010:
  • The Food Labelling Review Issues Consultation Paper to be released on 5 March 2010 at www.foodlabellingreview.gov.au.
    Call for written submissions by 14 May 2010.
  • Schedule of public forums announced:
Perth Wednesday 17th March 2010
Wellington Thursday 25th March 2010
Christchurch Friday 26th March 2010
Sydney Monday 29th March 2010
Hobart Friday 9th April 2010
Canberra Monday 12th April 2010
Darwin Friday 16th April 2010
Adelaide Friday 23rd April 2010
Melbourne Thursday 29th April 2010
Brisbane Friday 7th May 2010

24 February 2010 - FSANZ Notification Circular 06/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

19 February 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 05/10

1. Approval and notification to Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council:

  • Application A1019 – Exclusive Use of Phytosterol Esters in Lower Fat Cheese Products
  • Application A1024 – Equivalence of Plant Stanols, Sterols & their Fatty Acids Esters
 

2. Review of decision referred to Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council: 

 
3. Proposal P242– Foods for Special Medical Purposes:
 

FSANZ has announced the recommencement of the assessment of this proposal and notified contact details for the project manager - Derek Castles for general inquiries (derek.castles@foodstandards.gov.au , phone 02-6271-2663), and officer conducting targeted consultations – Sue Cassidy (sue.cassidy@foodstandards.gov.au or phone 02-6271-2254).

18 February 2010 – FSANZ Food Standards Gazette - Amendment 114

Contains amendments resulting from:

16 February 2010 – New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard

New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard issued, to commence 31 March 2010:
This standard replaces regulation of food-type dietary supplements previously regulated by the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985. Previously the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985covered both ‘food-type’ and ‘therapeutic-type’ products.  ‘Food-type’ dietary supplements have now been excluded from the ambit of the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 and are now regulated by this standard. ‘Food-type’ dietary supplements fall within the definition of ‘supplemented food’ in this standard.  New Zealand intends that ‘supplemented food’ will eventually be provided for under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and accordingly considers the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard to be an interim arrangement.

12 February 2010 - FSANZ Notification Circular 04/10

1. Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

  • Application A1040 – Food Derived from Insect-protected & Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line GHB119

2. Withdrawal of application by applicant:

1 February 2010 – New Zealand

Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulation 2010 Gazetted, to commence 31 March

Amendments redefine Dietary Supplements to exclude food-type dietary supplements and limits dietary supplements to therapeutic-type products similar to complementary medicines in Australia. Food-type dietary supplements to be regulated by the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard – Gazetted on 16 February.

28 January 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 03/10

Call for Comments by 18 March 2011:

  •  Application A1050 – Acyltransferase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme):  to seek approval for acyltransferase, produced from a genetically modified strain of Bacillus licheniformis, for use as an emulsifier

21 January 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 02/10

Emergency Procedure – call for comments by 1 February 2010:

  • Proposal P1012 – Semi-dried Tomatoes & Ingredients – Traceability & Processing

12 January 2010 – FSANZ Notification Circular 01/10

Commencement of Application – no comment sought at this stage:

 
 
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