Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
A collection of regulatory news from this month.
Revised guidelines for overseas manufacturers (25 May 2011)
The 17th edition of the Guidance on the GMP clearance of overseas medicine manufacturers has been published and will be phased in over a 3 month period.
Growing concern over caffeine-containing beverages (12 May 2011)
The Health Ministers of Australia and New Zealand have ordered a review of the policy guidelines relating to the addition of caffeine to foods.
Restriction on triclosan in cosmetics
4 May 2011 - Triclosan is included in some cosmetics and household products as an antimicrobial agent.
Response to food labelling recommendations due December this year (12 May 2011)
The independent review of food labelling law and policy was released in January this year.
Assessment of nanomaterials
4 May 2011 - NICNAS has introduced arrangements to ensure that all new industrial nanomaterials (including ingredients used in cosmetics) are assessed pre-market. (RM) A guidance document on requirements for submitting chemicals for assessment is available here