Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter

A collection of regulatory news from this month.

Are you new to the Australian market? Are you unsure about how to comply with recent changes to TGA regulations such as the new TGA Order 92? Do you have a new member of your regulatory or marketing team and would like them to be trained on food classifications and labelling in Australia? Do you want to supply cosmetics but aren’t quite sure what the label is required to look like? RFA Regulatory Affairs offers Skype training so that you can train at home or from your office at a time that suits, or you and your team can come to our office in Glebe for a group-training session. Our courses cover complementary medicines, cosmetics and food products and a range of topics from labelling to GMP requirements.

Training resources are provided and certificates are presented to each participant at the successful conclusion of each module.

You can find more information at RFA Training Courses or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to discuss your requirements. 

IMESupports the Complementary Health Industry.

IME’s extensive experience as a leading insurance broker in the Complementary Medicine Industry, can provide you with the perfect insurance remedy for your Complementary Health Business. IME has over 20 years’ experience in assisting  businesses involved in the manufacturing and distributing of complementary medicines, vitamins and allied health products, along with practitioners of most modalities. No other insurance broker in Australia is better suited to arranging these types of insurances.

Visit http://imeinsurance.com.au/complementary-health/ or call Philip Watson mobile 0423791368 for a no-obligation chat to discuss the best ways to protect your products and your business.

Austrade Publishes Guide to Supplying Complementary Medicines in China

This report has been prepared by the Commonwealth of Australia represented by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). The guide has been developed to assist Australian companies interested in exploring the rapidly growing and evolving market in China for complementary medicines and nutritional supplements. It provides an overview of the drivers of demand, key channels of distribution and the regulatory environment that applies to these products, along with practical information about doing business in China.    Source: Austrade China Report

 

Quote for the month:

“If goods don’t cross borders, armies will”   Frederick Bastiak

RFA Training Courses for Listed Medicines, Foods, Cosmetics – Now Available

Are you new to the Australian market? Are you unsure about how to comply with recent changes to TGA regulations such as the new TGA Order 92? Do you have a new member of your regulatory or marketing team and would like them to be trained on food classifications and labelling in Australia? Do you want to supply cosmetics but aren’t quite sure what the label is required to look like? RFA Regulatory Affairs offers Skype training so that you can train at home or from your office at a time that suits, or you and your team can come to our office in Glebe for a group-training session. Our courses cover complementary medicines, cosmetics and food products and a range of topics from labelling to GMP requirements. All courses are presented in a modular format of one to three hour’s duration. Training resources are provided and certificates are presented to each participant at the successful conclusion of each module. You can find more information at RFA Training Courses or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to discuss your requirements.

 

RFA Office News

After nearly 20 years of loyal and valuable service to RFA Regulatory Affairs, Felizitas Parr has retired from her role as our office manager, in order to pursue other interests in her life. Most of our clients will have dealt with Felizitas over the years, and I know that you will be reading this notice with a tinge of sadness as we farewell a familiar and reliable presence from our team. Felizitas capably managed our office through some great changes, including moving our physical address, updating technology and streamlining our business systems. We will forever be grateful to Felizitas for her many years of loyal and dedicated service and wish her well in her new life endeavours.

Accord Launches BeadRecede - An Initiative for Responsible Industry Action on Plastic Microbeads

So, what’s the deal with plastic microbeads? Well, firstly there is a growing issue with plastics of all types, not just exfoliating beads in facial scrubs, getting into the marine environment. And related to this is the characteristic that plastic materials in general neither break down nor biodegrade with any ease, once they are in the marine environment. All of which can be bad news for our oceans. On 25 November 2016 Australia’s environment ministers formally endorsed a voluntary industry phase out of plastic microbead ingredients from cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning products. To help raise awareness of the minsters’ goal and facilitate widespread participation in the voluntary phase out project Accord Australasia has recently launched the ‘BeadRecede’ initiative. Via BeadRecede Accord is encouraging companies to actively support the phase out timing announced by Australia’s environment ministers, as relevant to the products they make and supply.    Source: Esprit BeadRecede    Editor’s note: Accord Australasia is the peak national industry association representing manufacturers and marketers of hygiene, cosmetic, and specialty products, their raw material suppliers and service providers.

Senate Committee Inquiry on Industrial Chemicals Report Tabled

This report concerns the legislation Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 and the related Senate Inquiry, which is due to report on Tuesday 8 August.    Source:Chemical bills

Canadian Cosmetics Industry Group Undertakes Name Change

CCTFA (Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry & Fragrance Association) is now known as CAC (Cosmetics Alliance Canada): https://www.cosmeticsalliance.ca/

 

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