Animal testing ban explained

Laws that banned testing cosmetics on animals in Australia came into effect in July 2020, this is a helpful article for consumers which highlights the role that the industry association ACCORD has played in this outcome.    Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

 

AICIS has published news for the month of June, including (follow links):

2021-22 registration and application fees

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) 2021-22

Chemicals added to the Inventory 5 years after issue of assessment - 28 June 2021

New national chemicals management standard

New chemical assessment statement published - 23 June 2021

Correction of chemical names - 22 June 2021

Variation of Inventory listing following evaluation — 15 June 2021

Business, hobby or personal use - understanding the differences (will be relevant to some small companies)

Version 1.2 of the Categorisation Guide released

RFA Breaking News

Cosmetics, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Melbourne e-commerce business fined $13k for unauthorised imports. Investigators from AICIS have fined a Melbourne e-commerce order fulfilment business more than $13,000 for allegedly importing industrial chemicals without the required…

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Foods:

Review of import policy for mushrooms an trifles. The review will consider permitted and prohibited species, country of origin differences, target and hitchhiker pests, substrates approved for use, sterilisation requirements;…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

TGA Website Redevelopment. The TGA is “modernising” its website. Some links will change, and some old pages removed. The TGA is presenting a webinar on 7th and 12th July. To…

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Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Useful resources for labelling of products Label your products.    Source: business.gov.au Labelling, SDS and packaging.    Source: Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) Cosmetic labelling.    Source: ACCC Product Safety Australia  …

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Foods:

Research into vitamin D levels in the population A number of FSANZ staff recently contributed to a journal article investigating vitamin D in Australian diets. This study showed that vitamin…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Advertising - testimonials and endorsements. This is a new TGA guidance document that explains the difference between testimonials and endorsements, and which types of each are permitted. For example, testimonials:…

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