Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
A collection of regulatory news from this month.
New Standard for Production and Processing of Seed Sprouts (22 November 2011)
FSNAZ has drafted a new standard for primary production and processing of seed sprouts. This is to address the problem of food-borne illnesses from ingestion of contaminated sprouts, which cost Australia approximately $2.1 million in 2005 - 2006. (Source: FSANZ)
Apricot Kernels Recalled (22 November 2011)
FSANZ has ordered a recall of 1 kg bags of apricot kernels supplied by ChiTree. These kernels contain a high level of hydrocyanic acid which is potentially toxic when consumed in large doses. The product will be re-labelled and will include warnings on the use of the product. (Source: FSANZ)
Comments invited on proposal to allow food derived from genetically modified soybeans (26 October 2011).
The deadline for comments on food derived from herbicide-tolerant soybean line MON87708 is November 19th. (Source: www.foodstandards.gov.au)
Updated fact sheets (26 October 2011).
FSANZ is updating a series of fact sheets which can be viewed here: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/scienceandeducation/factsheets/
Food derived from genetically modified corn approved (26 October 2011).
FSANZ has approved foods derived from herbicide-tolerant corn line DAS-40278-9. The food labelling will need to include the GM statement. (Source: www.foodstandards.gov.au)