Imported kava – update to the definition of permitted kava products and labelling requirements for retail ready packs and bulk imported kava not for immediate retail sale.    Source: Dept Agriculture, water and Environment

 

Failing imported food reports for January 2020

List of – 22 products that failed testing.    Source: Dept Agriculture, water and Environment

 

Call for submissions and comments

Proposal – P1028 Infant Formula: To revise and clarify standards relating to infant formula products comprising category definitions, composition, labelling and representation of products. Deadline 10th June.    Source: FSANZ

M1019 - Review of Schedule 22 – Foods and classes of foods.    Source: FSANZ

A1244 - Chymosin from GM Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid (enzyme).    Source: FSANZ

 

Plasticisers in Australian Foods. A survey of the levels of seven plasticisers which may be used in food packaging materials found the levels were generally low. Estimated dietary exposure for Australian consumers was below internationally recognised safe levels.    Source: FSANZ

 

Food Recalls

Kahlua Espresso Martini – alcohol content mislabelled.    Source: NSW Food Authority

Coles Baby Spinach - potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination.    Source: NSW Food Authority

Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk - undeclared allergen - milk. The label also incorrectly advises the product is suitable for vegans.    Source: NSW Food Authority

Various Ferrero Kinder chocolate products - potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination.    Source: NSW Food Authority

Malt Brewing Co PTY LTD (Revel Brewing Co) Pine Lime Sour Ale - potential secondary fermentation.    Source: NSW Food Authority

Trans Oriental Import and Export Garden Fortune Cookies - chemical (naphthalene) contamination.   Source: FSANZ

Macro Certified Organic plant-based milks - presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).    Source: NSW Good Authority

Barossa Fresh Lamb Mince and Beef Mince - presence of foreign matter (plastic, metal).    Source: FSANZ

Vegan Perfection Golden Crunch Vegan Honeycomb - presence of an undeclared allergen (milk) (milk is not vegan!).    Source: NSW Food Authority

Terra Madre Organic Vegan Chocolate Coated Almonds - undeclared allergens (tree nuts [cashew and hazelnut].    Source: FSANZ

 

Call for submissions and comments

Proposal – P1028 Infant Formula: To revise and clarify standards relating to infant formula products comprising category definitions, composition, labelling and representation of products. Deadline 10th June.    Source: FSANZ

M1019 - Review of Schedule 22 – Foods and classes of foods.    Source: FSANZ

A1244 - Chymosin from GM Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid (enzyme).    Source: FSANZ

RFA Breaking News

Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture. Updates to the guide.    Source: AICIS   Draft evaluation of a chemical with CAS number 1428963-39-6. Call for comment, deadline 3rd…

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Foods:

Imported kava – update to the definition of permitted kava products and labelling requirements for retail ready packs and bulk imported kava not for immediate retail sale.    Source: Dept…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Pharmacovigilance – important reading for all suppliers/sponsors and manufacturers of complementary medicines! This is an often overlooked responsibility and the TGA is now issuing fines for non-compliance - see next…

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Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Download a list of chemicals on the inventory. AICIS has published a downloadable spreadsheet containing all the chemicals on their database. However this may not be very useful as it…

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Foods:

Do you import kava for sale or wholesale in NSW? From 1 December last year, commercial imports of kava from Pacific Island nations resumed. From this date, importers have been able…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Poisons standard: “Interim Decisions” in relation to substances including cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinols, choline salicylate, chromates and chromium trioxide, and other ingredients.    Source: TGA.   Listed medicine compliance reviews. Updated…

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