Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter

A collection of regulatory news from this month.

The cosmetic guidelines were recently updated with changes to Section F "Prohibited or Restricted Cosmetic Chemicals in Australia".

Woolworths almond kernels 750 g were recalled due to presence or possible presence of Salmonella, and Haldirams Gulab Jamuns was recalled due to presence of an undeclared allergen (wheat/gluten not listed on the label)

An application has been received seeking permission for food derived from soybean genetically modified to contain stearidonic acid (SDA), an alternate source of omega-3 fatty acid.

FSANZ has received an application to approve the use of Cannabis sativa with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, in both seed and seed oil, as a food.

FSANZ is considering a proposal submitted by the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) to reduce the minimum alcohol content for wine and sparkling wine from 8% to 4.5% alc/vol.


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