RFA Provides Comprehensive Training In Regulatory Affairs - Late Winter Special! 20% discount on September and October bookings

Are you looking to expand your knowledge or are you new to Australian regulations related to the supply of foods, cosmetics and/or complementary medicines? Then check out the full list of courses we offer on the Robert Forbes & Associates website www.rfaregulatoryaffairs.com/training-courses . There are 20 courses to choose from and any of these can be undertaken either singly or in groups, from within our Glebe, Sydney office, at your office or remotely via Skype. We are offering a special 20% discount on all courses if you enrol in the month of September or October. Contact our training manager Kate Durey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to receive the latest information on these training courses at this discount offer. See you in the classroom!

Top Four Dietary Supplement Trends in New Zealand Revealed by National Industry Organisation

Natural Health Products NZ has identified four trends driving dietary supplement market growth in the country, ranging from emerging vitamins and minerals, the Ayurveda medicine revival, gut health and the incorporation of hemp seeds.    Source: (Copyright) Tingmin Koe, NutraIngredients-Asia NZ supplement trends

NPS MedicineWise Surveys Complementary Medicine Use in Australia

NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit, evidence-based, consumer-centred organisation that was established in 1998 as the National Prescribing Service (NPS) Limited. According to a Galaxy survey conducted by NPS MedicineWise, only 20% of Australians never take a complementary medicine and around 8 million Australians take two or more forms of complementary medicines in a typical week. The same survey found that of Australians taking complementary medicines every day, the majority (59%) also take prescription medicine daily.     Source: CM use in Oz

National Measurements Survey

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) - Australia's peak measurement body, responsible for coordinating the national system of units and measurement standards, is conducting a survey. In 2015/2016, a review found Australia’s measurement legislation is very prescriptive and recommended updates be considered to simplify the regulatory framework. Ernst & Young (EY) has been engaged by the NMI to conduct analysis into the current measurement framework and they have created a survey to provide information to establish the regulatory burden to businesses as a result of measurement regulatory requirements. That survey can be undertaken here: NMI/EY survey


Quote for the month:

“Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count. Everything that counts is not necessarily measurable” Albert Einstein

RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (‘Dietary supplements’):

  TGA Advises on Updating Medicine Ingredient Names In order to bring the naming of medicine ingredients in line with international standards, the TGA instituted a programme in 2017 to…


Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens

  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sunscreens (but were too afraid to ask) This article explains what to look for when choosing a sunscreen, and steps you can…



  RFA Provides Comprehensive Training In Regulatory Affairs - Late Winter Special! 20% discount on September and October bookings Are you looking to expand your knowledge or are you new…


Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Advises on Using 'Natural' Claims When Advertising to the Public The TGA has released guidance on the use of 'natural' and related claims when advertising medicines and medical…



  Calls for Health Star Ratings on Packaged Food to be Compulsory The current use of ‘Health Star Ratings’ on packaged foods is not mandatory and is only being displayed…


Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens

  Your Questions About the New NICNAS Scheme Get Answered As reported in May 2019 edition of this newsletter, there is now a new Australian industrial chemicals law – the…


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