TGA Declares Certain Products Presented as Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods to be Medicines

The Therapeutic Goods (Declared Goods) Amendment (Sports Supplements) Order 2020) (‘the Sports Supplement Declared Goods Order’) has been released.     Source: Federal Register of Legislation

From 30 November certain sports supplements are regulated as therapeutic goods (medicines). In response to these changes, SME Assist has published a new decision tool to help those supplying sports supplements determine whether they have a therapeutic good.   See ‘Is my sports supplement a therapeutic good?


Failing Food Reports – August 2020

These latest reports detail food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month of August Among the usual pathogens detected in these imported foods are such organisms as

Salmonella (found in United Arab Emirates tahini), Listeria monocytogenes (found in Chinese crayfish), and assorted toxins such as histamine (found in Sri Lankan dried balaya tuna), and the illegal addition of vitamins to many foods.      Source: Food fails August 2020

FSANZ Notifications

Proposal P1051 – Code Revision (2020) – minor amendments to the Food Standards Code. Source: Proposal P1051

Application A1155 – 2'-FL and LNnT in infant formula and other products – Approved. FSANZ re-affirm the approval of the voluntary addition of 2′-O-fucosyllactose (2′-FL) alone or in combination with Lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT), produced by microbial fermentation, in infant formula products and formulated supplementary foods for young children.    Source: Application A1155

FSANZ Calls for Submissions on Food Derived from Herbicide-Tolerant and Insect-Protected Corn Line DP23211

Submissions are due by 6pm 12 November 2020 in relation to Application A1202 to permit the sale and use of food derived from genetically modified (GM) corn line DP23211, which has tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate and is protected against corn rootworm insect pests.    Source: Application A1202

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