Dishwasher Tablets: Campaign to Eradicate Products that aren't Squeaky Clean

In a move to protect Australia's waterways and wildlife from algal blooms, the environment pressure group DoSomething today launches a campaign to ban phosphates in automatic dishwasher detergents. All manufacturers have removed the chemical from tablets and powders sold in the US and Europe. However, many products have yet to clean up their act by introducing the phosphate-free formula in Australia.    Source: Tim Barlass, SMH Phosphate free

ACCC Statement on Aldi Flushable Wipes

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has raised concerns with ALDI regarding its promotion of ALDI Green Action Flushable Bathroom Cleaning Wipes (100pk) in its Special Buys catalogue. The ACCC’s concerns stem from the use of the term ‘flushable’, in particular the concern that such a claim may mislead consumers if the claim cannot be substantiated. The ACCC is already pursuing alleged misleading ‘flushable’ claims more generally, with two proceedings currently before the Federal Court against Pental and Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd. Part of the ACCC allegations around those two proceedings are the products do not, for example, disintegrate like toilet paper when flushed. The ACCC says Australian water authorities face significant problems when non-suitable products are flushed down the toilet as they contribute to blockages in household and municipal sewerage systems.    Sources: Un-flushable wipes ; Un-flushable wipes 2

RFA Breaking News

RFA wishes all of our readers a Happy & Prosperous New Year

Sydney New Year fireworks

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

Makers of Nurofen Ran 'Misleading and Deceptive' Campaign Against Panadol "Nurofen is better than paracetamol for common headaches," declared the advertisements in women's lifestyle magazines. The Federal Court has found…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

Makers of Nurofen Ran 'Misleading and Deceptive' Campaign Against Panadol "Nurofen is better than paracetamol for common headaches," declared the advertisements in women's lifestyle magazines. The Federal Court has found…

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Foods:

FSANZ Apologises to Nanotechnology Experts for Misrepresenting Views About Nanoparticles in Baby Formula Australia's food regulator had to apologise to its own advisory group of nanotechnology experts after it "misrepresented"…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

An Historical View of Ointments, Creams & Lotions RFA’s regulatory colleagues in Europe have provided a very interesting article on the historical development of topical applications down the ages. From…

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Marketing News:

Chinese State-Run Sovereign Fund Among Bidders for Australian Supplement Firm Nature's Care A division of China's state-run investment fund is believed to be among the front runners to snap up…

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