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December 11, 2017
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On December 7, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 175, varying Australia's Schedule 20 to include MRLs from Proposal M1014 – Maximum Residue Limits (2016).

Amended MRLs will fully display in the Global MRL Database on December 12, 2017.

November 28, 2017
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On November 28, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 – 28 November 2017. Pages 42-43 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 48-51 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by January 2, 2018. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 29, 2017.

November 2, 2017
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On November 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for applications A1130 and A1131 regarding different processing aids. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval. 

  
Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database and will be updated with these changes upon gazettal. Processing aids are generally beyond the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 31, 2017
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On October 31, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 22 – 31 October 2017. Pages 21-22 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 27-28 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities. 

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by November 28, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 1, 2017.

October 25, 2017
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On October 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning processing aids for use in wine.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) withdrew an application concerning the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides originally proposed in August 2017

 
Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of beta-galactosidase from Papiliotrema terrestris as a processing aid (enzyme). 

 
Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although enzymes and processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 20 – 3 October 2017. Pages 24-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 30-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by October 31, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on October 4, 2017.

September 29, 2017
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On September 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1014 – Maximum Residue Limits (2016) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

September 29, 2017
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On September 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of endo beta(1,4) from a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reseei for use as a processing aid.

Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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