NICNAS Public Consultation Forecast

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) regulates the use of all chemicals within Australia, as well as helps protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use. All current and planned public consultations on the implementation of NICNAS reforms (listed as reforms), as well as existing risk assessment and regulatory processes (listed as non-reforms), can be found here: NICNAS consultation timelines

Accord Australasia Dispels Personal Care Myths

Accord Australasia is the peak national industry association representing manufacturers and marketers of hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products, their raw materials suppliers and service providers. In seeking to clarify misconceptions regarding cosmetics, personal care & household products, they have set up a website www.Furphies.org.au and ask such questions as: Is there lead in lipstick? Do sunscreens pose a health risk? And what does 'chemical free' or 'natural' really mean? Find the answers to these questions and much more at: Furphies

Quote for the month:

“As a start-up CEO I slept like a baby. I woke up every two hours and cried”   Ben Harowitz (Co-founder, Opsware)

 

RFA Looks Forward to Naturally Good Trade Expo 2018 in Sydney

Far more than just a tradeshow, Naturally Good Expo is a total business event (‘trade-only’) that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural. As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market. To be held in the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on April 29th and 30th, RFA Regulatory Affairs will have our own booth C 43 and we hope to see you there.

 

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RFA Breaking News

Marketing News:

  Nature's Care Sale: Chinese Private Equity Firms Take Majority Stake In Aussie Supplement Brand Two Chinese private equity firms, JIC Investments and Tamar Alliance Fund, have bought a majority…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

  False Flush: Company Behind White King 'Flushable Wipes' Fined $700k Pental Limited and Pental Products Pty Ltd is the manufacturer behind White King's "flushable" toilet and bathroom cleaning wipes.…

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Foods:

  ACCC Specifies Country of Origin Labelling Laws The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stressed that under Australian Consumer Law (ACL), certain food products offered or suitable for…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  Very Important Information for All Sponsors of Listed Complementary Medicines Details of all products listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) must now be changed to ensure…

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March 2018 Newsletter

  Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”): Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No.1) Bill 2017 Summary of Changes As reported in February 2018 Newsletter, The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1)…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No.1) Bill 2017 Summary of Changes As reported in February 2018 Newsletter, The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 was passed by…

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