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August 21, 2017
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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as an intense sweetener in various foods. 

 
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.

August 21, 2017
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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for application A1127 regarding processing aids in wine. 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.

August 21, 2017
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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding urgent proposal P1046 regarding L-amino acid acetate in food for special medical purposes. Comments are due by August 28, 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.

August 8, 2017
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On August 8, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 16 – 8 August 2017. Pages 20-22 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 26-27 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by September 5, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 9, 2017.

August 3, 2017
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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently published Administrative Assessment Report – Proposal M1015. The Proposal will include certain variations to MRLs, including requests for harmonization.

The public consultation period is estimated for early February 2018.

August 3, 2017
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On August 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of steviol glycosides in fruit drinks.

 
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.

July 24, 2017
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On July 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions concerning a proposed amendment to the schedule of the FSANZ Food Standards Code which regulates enzymes. Comments are due by August 31, 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.

July 11, 2017
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On July 11, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 14 – 11 July 2017. Pages 32-33 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 38-39 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by September 8, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on July 12, 2017.

July 7, 2017
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On July 7, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 17-17, which announced the following food additive application approvals:
 
  •  Application A1125 seeking permission for the use of endo beta(1,4) xylanase as a processing aid (enzyme)
  • Application A1126 seeking permission for the use of pectins and carrageenan as processing aids in wine (fining agent)
  • Application A1135 seeking permission for the use of beta-galactosidase as a processing aid (enzyme)

FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of these approvals.

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

July 7, 2017
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On July 7, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding a proposed enzyme amendment. Comments are due by August 18, 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.

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