Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
A collection of regulatory news from this month.
Minimum alcohol content for wine dropped from 8% to 4.5% (26 October 2011).
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has amended the Australia only Standard 4.5.1 (wine production requirements) so that the minimum alcohol content for wine and sparkling wine produced in Australia has been lowered from 8% to 4.5%.
Deer velvet antler now permitted in listed medicines (17 October 2011)
Another herbal product found to be adulterated with Sildenafil derivative (12 September 2011).
Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra. The TGA laboratories has confirmed the presence of an Sildenafil derivate in a product called Maxidus, promoted by a USA dietary supplement company for male erectile dysfunction. As usual, Australian consumers are warned against buying herbal tablets over the internet which have not been included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
New Zealand Natural Health Products Bill passes first reading (17 October 2011).
Australian sunscreen experts release a global guide to test requirements (10 August 2011)
Sydney based sunscreen experts Dermatest have updated their website to include a map-based reference for different countries' sunscreen requirements.