Chinese State-Run Sovereign Fund Among Bidders for Australian Supplement Firm Nature's Care

A division of China's state-run investment fund is believed to be among the front runners to snap up Australian vitamin maker Nature's Care, as it embarks on its second sale attempt with a price tag of around $1bn. The Australian supplement company first attempted to find a buyer in 2016.    Source: Garry Scattergood, Food-Navigator, Asia Nature's Care

Food Trends to Watch in 2018

Knowing what’s hot and what’s not can help food and beverage companies to better develop, position and market products. Listed are 10 food trends expected to create buzz at retail and foodservice in 2018. Topics include: Colour Is the New Sugar; Cracked Pepper Is the New Sea Salt; Pistachio Country Transcontinental; &, Vegan and Non-GMO Are the New Green Badges of Food Formulation Courage, amongst others.    Source: Judie Bizzozero, Food Insider Journal 2018 food trends


Quote for the month:

“Eating organic isn’t a trend, it’s a return to tradition”    Anon.




Business Opportunity

A New Zealander has a “shell” company structure in Australia called Australian Health Products PTY Ltd. (ABN 67 092 335 638).  It is maintained through an accountant and all taxes have been paid etc. but this company has not traded for some time and it never had branded products.  The name/company is for sale as it’s no longer required. Please contact RFA if you are interested and we can link you to the seller. 



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

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 either two or 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.



Pharmacovigilance Obligations Training

In September 2017, the TGA released guidance on the pharmacovigilance responsibilities of sponsors.  Newly developed, this training course is for sponsors and their nominated pharmacovigilance staff with complementary medicines included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. We cover TGA pharmacovigilance obligations and mandatory reporting requirements, the what, how and when you MUST report.  All required documents including SOPs and reporting templates will be provided for your future use.

This one hour training course is available via Skype or in person in our office in Glebe, Sydney. You will receive full course notes, document templates, SOPs and a certificate of attendance.  This is all included in the price.

For more information or to schedule a training time, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Assessed Listed Medicines Evidence Guidelines The assessed listed medicines pathway provides sponsors with a new method of listing a product in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).…



  Heinz to Pay $2.25 Million Fine for 'Deceptive' Peddling of Toddler Snack Food giant Heinz has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $2.25 million in penalties after…


Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

  To Be or Not To Be—‘Natural’. What’s in a Name? A naturally-occurring chemical is one of the following: Either, an unprocessed chemical occurring in a natural environment — chemicals…


Marketing News:

  Chinese Millenials Key Demographic for Aussie Supplements Australian supplement firms should target Chinese millennials if they want to maximise their growth opportunities in the country, the founder and president…


New Service From RFA Regulatory Affairs - New Product Development

Details at the bottom of this newsletter.


Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Launches New Advertising Hub and Online Complaints Form Consumers can now report dodgy ads for medicines and medical devices through a single online form … anonymously! On 1…


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