Changes to the inspection of some imported food

Kava products are classified as “risk food”. Commercial imports of kava will be inspected to verify compliance with food standards. Other foods that have had their status changed include ready-to-eat berries, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils, and bivalve molluscs.    Source: Dept Agriculture, water and Environment and FSANZ

 

27th Australian Total Diet Study

This looked at levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food. The results show that Australian consumers' exposure to PFAS through food is very low and poses no food safety concerns.    Source: FSANZ

 

FSANZ calls for comments, and applications received

Food made from a genetically modified wheat line IND-00412-7    Source: FSANZ

FSANZ has accepted an application to extend the use of Danisco New Zealand Ltd.'s alpha-glucosidase enzyme, previously assessed in application for use as processing aid in brewing. An opportunity to comment will be available at a later date.    Source: FSANZ

Urgent review of the food standard for kava. This review supports a Federal Government pilot program that will allow commercial importation of kava into Australia to build stronger cultural and economic ties with Pacific Island nations. FSANZ has invited submissions.    Source: FSANZ

Application to permit 2′-fucosyllactose (2′-FL), produced by genetically modified Escherichia coli K-12, in infant formula products.    Source: FSANZ

The use of a steviol glycoside mixture, Rebaudioside MD, that is produced by fermentation from a genetically modified Yarrowia lipolytica, permitted for use as an intense sweetener.    Source: FSANZ

 

NSW retail food enforcement

The annual report showing the sector continues to demonstrate strong food safety outcomes with a 97% compliance rate for the year. Reports received for the 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 period show 479 authorised officers conducted almost 45,000 food safety inspections of the approximately 40,000 fixed retail food.    Source: NSW Food Authority

 

Failing food reports for October 2021

Risk food test results – salmonella, hydrocyanic acid, aflatoxin, arsenic and iodine.    Source: Dept Agriculture, water and Environment

Surveillance food tests – non-permitted ingredients including vitamins and minerals.    Source: Dept Agriculture, water and Environment

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