Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter

A collection of regulatory news from this month.

4 May 2011 - NICNAS has introduced arrangements to ensure that all new industrial nanomaterials (including ingredients used in cosmetics) are assessed pre-market. (RM) A guidance document on requirements for submitting chemicals for assessment is available here

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

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.

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.


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