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 June.    Source: AICIS

 

Guidance to help foreign companies interested in selling their chemicals and products in Australia and assist businesses that supply information in AICIS applications or declarations – but don’t wish to disclose their trade secrets.   Source: AICIS

 

Chemicals added to the Inventory 5 years after issue of assessment certificate. Updated 5th April.    Source: AICIS

 

Product safety rules and standards

Discover which products are banned. Check if your product has mandatory standards. Find out what standards you need to comply with. Learn what you need to do to comply with the Australian Consumer Law, including product safety. Includes product safety rules in the various state and territories.    Source: Australian Government Business

 

Biodegradable, degradable and recyclable claims on plastic bags. A very useful guidance document.    Source: ACCC

 

New Zealand

Proposed changes to recycling laws. The New Zealand Government is seeking feedback on three proposals the guidance to make it faster and easier for business elating to transforming recycling: 1. Container Return Scheme 2. Improvements to household kerbside recycling 3. Separation of business food waste.    Source: Cosmetics New Zealand.

 

Industry support for ending animal testing for cosmetics. New Zealand has not tested on animals for cosmetics for over 30 years and in 2015, NZ made it illegal to test cosmetics products or ingredients on animals.    Source: Cosmetics New Zealand and New Zealand Ministry for the Environment

 

New recall guidance. New Zealand Food Safety has updated the guidance to make it faster and easier for all food businesses.    Source: Ministry for Primary Industries

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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