Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter

A collection of regulatory news from this month.

The independent review of food labelling law and policy was released in January this year.

4 May 2011 - Triclosan is included in some cosmetics and household products as an antimicrobial agent.

The cosmetic guidelines were recently updated with changes to Section F "Prohibited or Restricted Cosmetic Chemicals in Australia".

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

Woolworths almond kernels 750 g were recalled due to presence or possible presence of Salmonella, and Haldirams Gulab Jamuns was recalled due to presence of an undeclared allergen (wheat/gluten not listed on the label)

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