Forum Reviews Fast Food Menu Labelling Schemes

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is conducting a review of fast food menu labelling schemes in Australia. The review is considering the effectiveness of the fast food menu labelling schemes including implementation and emerging issues since the release of the endorsed National Principles for Introducing Point-of-Sale Nutrition Information in Standard Food Outlets in 2011.    Source: Fast-food labelling

Food Derived Using New Breeding Techniques Up for Review

New breeding techniques (NBTs) refer to a variety of new approaches in plant and animal breeding that were not in use when Standard 1.5.2 ‒ Food produced using gene technology ‒ was first developed nearly 20 years ago. FSANZ is reviewing how the Food Standards Code applies to food derived using new breeding techniques. The review is expected to be completed by mid-2018.   Source:  Breeding technologies

 

FSANZ Notifications—    Sources: Feb 3 ; Feb 2 ; Feb 3

Application A1144 – Re-categorising Coconut Milk for Food Additive Permissions. The purpose of the Application is to consider whether the food category for food additive permissions for coconut milk products is more appropriate under fruits, rather than beverages.   

Application A1153 – Endo xylanase from T. reesei as a Processing Aid. The purpose of the Application is to include a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei as a permitted source for Endo-1,4 (3) - ß -xylanase (E.C.3.2.1.8) 

Application A1156 – Food derived from Super High Oleic Safflower Lines 26 and 40. The purpose of this Application is to seek approval for food derived from SHO safflower lines 26 and 40, genetically modified to produce high levels of oleic acid in the seed.    

Application A1157 – Enzymatic production of Rebaudioside M. The purpose of this Application is to seek approval for a new specification for rebaudioside M produced by an enzymatic biosynthesis method.    

Application A1158 – Rosemary extract as a food additive. The purpose of this Application is to seek approval to permit the use of rosemary extract as a food additive (antioxidant).  

Application A1159 – Triacylglycerol lipase from Trichoderma reesai as a processing aid (enzyme). The purpose of this Application is to permit the enzyme lipase, triacylglycerol from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid for the production of bakery products and cereal-based beverages. 

Application A1160 – Aspergillopepsin I from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid (enzyme). The purpose of this Application is to seek approval to permit the enzyme Aspergillopepsin I from Trichoderma reesai as a processing aid for the production of potable alcohol products and proteinprocessing.    

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