Failing Food Reports
Import Food section update September and October failing food reportThe failing food report for SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER 2016 is now available to view on the website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/food/inspection-compliance/failing-food-reports
9 December 2016
Import Industry Advice Notice 117/2016
Import Conditions Review - Used Machineryhas been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2016/117-2016 Import Industry Advice Notices are available from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website at: www.agriculture.gov.au/iian.
12 December 2016
Import Industry Advice Notice 118/2016
Changes to the Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities Approved Arrangement (Class 19.2) Requirements document due to transitioning AEPCOMM codes into BICONhas been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2016/118-2016 Import Industry Advice Notices are available from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website at: www.agriculture.gov.au/iian.
Edition No. 25 13 December 2016 is now available on the APVMA website. As a subscriber, you will receive an email notification each time a new Gazette is published. CONTENTS Erratum Notice – page 3 Agricultural Chemical Products and Approved Labels – page 4 Veterinary Chemical Products and Approved Labels – page 11 Approved Active Constituents – page 13 Licensing of Veterinary Chemical Manufacturers – page 14 Cancellation of Label Approval at the Request of the Holder – page 17 Sero-X Insecticide Containing Clitoria Ternatea Extract – page 18 New Agricultural Active Constituent Metazachlor – page 21 New Chemical Product Butisan Herbicide Containing the New Active Constituent Metazachlor – page 23 You can also access back issues of the Gazette from August 1999. Searching previous editions If you would like to search previous editions of the Gazette, you can use the search function on the APVMA website by selecting 'Gazette' from the dropdown list in the top right-hand corner of the website and typing your keywords into the search box. New subscribers To create a new subscription to the gazette, please complete the subscription form.
Food Standards Notification circular 31-16 - 13 December 2016The latest Notification Circular (31–16) was published on 13 December 2016. The Circular summarises work currently being undertaken or finalised by FSANZ including: A1137 – Polysorbate 20 as a Food Additive A1134 – Increased Concentration of Plant Sterols in Breakfast Cereals (call for submissions) A1123 – Isomalto-oligosaccharide as a Novel Food (call for submissions) FSANZ’s cost recovery arrangements (call for submissions) A1117 – Extension of Use of L-cysteine as a Food Additive A1119 – Addition of Water to facilitate Wine Fermentation A1128 – Food derived from reduced Acrylamide Potential & Browning Potato Line E12
Consumers, food industry representatives, farmers… lots of people read our information. We want to know more about our stakeholders to make sure you are all getting the information you need. Help us learn more about you! Take our short survey here. As part of the government response to the 2011 Labelling Logic Report, FSANZ has submitted reports on recommendations 6, 12 and 47 to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. You can read more about these reports here: Recommendation 12, Recommendation 6 and Recommendation 47. For more information on FSANZ’s work on the other recommendations, see our Labelling Review webpage. In November FSANZ added new information to the list of foods that have risks associated with their importation into Australia. The updated advice covers foods including seafood, sesame seeds, spices, coconut and bean curd. Read the new information on our website. Food safety culture in an organisation is how everyone (owners, managers, employees) thinks and acts in their job to make sure that the food they make or serve is safe. It’s about having pride in producing safe food every time and making that your top priority. Find our easy to use resources on food safety culture on our websites. FSANZ would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Stay food-safe during the festive season by following these tips from the Food Safety Information Council (after all no one wants to receive the gift of food poisoning!). Our offices will be closed from Christmas Eve and we will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2016. FSANZ has completed an administrative assessment and accepted the following application. An opportunity to comment will be available at a later date which will be publicly notified.
- A1137 – Polysorbate 20 as a Food Additive: to permit the use of polysorbate 20 as an emulsifier.
- A1134 – Increased Concentration of Plant Sterols in Breakfast Cereals: to amend current novel food permissions for phytosterols added to breakfast cereals to allow increased concentrations for portion-controlled breakfast cereals, in either individually wrapped portions or portions that can be easily divided.
- A1123 – Isomalto-oligosaccharide as a Novel Food: seeks to amend the Food Standards Code to permit isomalto-oligosaccharide as a novel food to be used as an alternative (lower calorie) sweetener and bulk filler in a range of general purpose and special purpose foods.
- Changes to cost recovery arrangements: FSANZ is proposing an increase in its hourly charge to reflect government policy for full cost recovery, changed levels within the general procedure and a reduced administrative charge.