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Work Plan

(current as of 22 February 2018)

This plan has two parts:

  • PART 1 – Applications received and proposals prepared from 1 October 2007 onwards
  • PART 2 – Applications received and proposals prepared before 1 October 2007

If you have any questions about items on the Work Plan please contact the Standards Management Officer:

Ph: +61 2 6271 2280 email: standards.management@foodstandards.gov.au.

Applications or proposals are placed on the plan in the order they are received and are generally worked on in that order. Sometimes projects that are lower on the Work Plan are completed before projects that have a higher listing. This can happen for a number of reasons, for example differences in complexity, availability of specialist expertise, withdrawal of applications or delays in completion such as requests for further information.

Under the FSANZ Act, applicants can choose to pay fees to bring forward the start of the assessment of their application. The anticipated start date of an unpaid application or proposal cannot be displaced by work on paid applications.

Download the Food Standards development Work Plan (pdf 271kb)

Notes

Application or proposal
Applications are formal requests to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Proposals are amendments to the Code prepared by FSANZ. Each application or proposal is allocated a sequential identification number in the order of receipt by FSANZ. Applications commence with an ‘A’ whilst proposals commence with either a ‘P’ or ‘M’ (maximum residue limits). Applications rejected after an administrative assessment have a ‘P’ prefix to indicate they are ‘potential’ applications. Applications and proposals that have 3 digits relate to those received or prepared before 1 October 2007 while those received or prepared from 1October 2007 onwards have four 4 digits.
Brief description
General description of the purpose of the application or proposal.
Expected timetable
Outlines anticipated timeframes for considering the application or proposal, notifications to the Forum and gazettals. These timeframes can change at very short notice and depend on many factors such as staff resourcing, the need for further information from the applicant, and delays in the receipt of fees. As each step is completed the actual date is indicated in the ‘Date completed’ column.
  • early (1st 10 days of a month) e.g. early April means a date somewhere between 1 and 10 April)
  • mid- (2nd 10 days of a month) e.g. mid-April means a date somewhere between 11 and 20 April
  • late (remaining days in a month) e.g. late April means a date somewhere between 21 and 30 April
Consultation opportunities
Details when consultation may occur and what consultation has already occurred. Anyone can subscribe to FSANZ’s Notification Circular which includes notices that are required to be given to the public, submitters and appropriate government agencies, under the FSANZ Act, including calls for submissions. Subscribers applicants, submitters and interested parties are notified by email where at all possible, otherwise a hard copy of the Circular is posted to submitters and interested parties. Calls for public submissions on specific applications and proposals are published on the FSANZ website.
Under review
Lists application and proposals under review following a request from ministers responsible for food regulation These are listed separately as they are not subject to the same procedural and resourcing requirements as applications and proposals undergoing an assessment.
Finalised projects
Details about applications and proposals completed, withdrawn, rejected, deleted from the Work Plan or abandoned in the current financial year are included at the end of this Work Plan.
* Date completed column
An asterisk in the date completed column indicates work has been delayed. The reason is indicated in the consultation opportunities column.
Further information requested
these applications are awaiting further information from the applicant and therefore the anticipated due date for finalisation cannot be accurately identified while the information is outstanding.

Part 1 of the Work Plan

Notes

Information on applications received and proposals prepared by FSANZ from 1 October 2007 onwards are listed in the following order on the Work Plan:

  • General procedure
  • High level health claim variation procedure
  • Minor procedure
  • Major procedure
  • Urgent applications or proposals
Date received
The date FSANZ received the application. FSANZ has 15 business days to make an administrative (admin) assessment of the application.Tthis assessment determines whether an application meets the requirements set out in Part 3 of the Application Handbook and the procedure by which it should be assessed. If the application is accepted, it is then placed on this Work Plan. This assessment also determines the timetable for consideration of the application.
Admin assessment completed
The date that the administrative assessment is completed and the application accepted. After the admin assessment is completed an ‘early bird’ notification to the public occurs. If an application is rejected at the admin assessment stage, the application will appear in the ‘Finalised Projects’ table with an indication of the reasons for rejection. If an application is rejected for not meeting mandatory format and information requirements, this does not prevent the applicant re-lodging the application at a later date in the correct format and with the missing information. In relation to proposals, FSANZ also carries out an ‘admin assessment’, the end result of which, the proposal is formally prepared by FSANZ.
Clock start and finish Dates
Under the FSANZ Act FSANZ is required to complete its assessment of applications either within 9 months (general or high level health claim variation procedures) or 3 months (minor procedure) or 12 months (major procedure) – the statutory due date is indicated in brackets and italics with the estimated date for the Board to complete its consideration). For unpaid applications, the clock starts on the date on which the assessment commences. Preparatory work on an application commences approximately 6–8 weeks before the clock start and a reasonable consideration of a majority of actions must be completed, as determined by FSANZ, before the clock is started. For proposals, FSANZ does not have a statutory timeframe to complete its assessment. However, a clock start, as for unpaid applications, is used for reporting and planning purposes.

For paid applications, the clock starts on the date the fees are received by FSANZ.

For applications being assessed under the major procedure only, FSANZ is able to extend the timeframe for up to 6 months if it is not practicable for a decision to be made within the period.

Fees
Fees are payable if an application confers an exclusive capturable commercial benefit (ECCB) on an applicant, or if the applicant wishes to expedite consideration of the commencement of the assessment of an application. If an applicant with an ECCB does not pay the fees owing within 20 business days of the notification that the admin assessment has been made, the application is automatically rejected. For more information about how the categories are determined see the FSANZ Application Handbook. If any fees are owed, FSANZ cannot continue to work on the assessment.
s.95
Section 95 applications and proposals are considered urgent under Division 4 of the FSANZ Act. Under these provisions, FSANZ is required to assess the variation to the Code within 12 months of the date of effect of the gazetted variation. FSANZ may then either re-affirm its original decision or prepare a proposal for a further variation or replacement variation.

General procedure

Timeframe for completion of assessment: 9 months

This procedure applies to all applications or proposals for the variation of a food regulatory measure, unless they are being considered under either the minor, major or high level health claim variation procedures, or are considered ‘urgent’ under Division 4 of the FSANZ Act

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Brief description Received Admin assess complated Expected timetable Date completed Consultation opportunities
P1030 – Health Claims – Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods & Electrolyte Drinks

Formerly:
Health Claims – Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods & Electrolyte Drinks

(Level 3)

FSANZ To permit sports foods to carry health claims about physical performance and sport-related beneficial physiological effects and to enable electrolyte drinks to make self-substantiated health claims beyond current limited permissions. 28/1/2014 11/2/2014 Commence assessment (Clock start) Mid-Feb 2014 18/2/2014 Additional round of consultation to be held

Work has recommenced after targeted consultation & in-principle support from key stakeholders. The project scope has been narrowed in response to submitters concerns.

Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Mid-Aug 2014 14/8/2014
Call for submissions Mid-Aug–late Sept 2014 18/8/2014–30/9/2014
2nd Call for submissions Late June 2018
Board to complete consideration Early-Dec 2018
Notification to the Forum TBA
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested TBA
A1102 – L-carnitine in Food

(Level 4)

Lonza Ltd via FJ Fleming Food Consulting To permit the sale of L-carnitine in a variety of food categories including dairy products (excluding butter and butter fat), confectionery, cereal and cereal products, food intended for particular nutritional uses, non-alcoholic beverages and gels. 3/9/2014 24/9/2014 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Late Oct 2015 9/11/2015 1 call for submissions

Clock start and assessment delayed due to other work priorities and the complexity and scope of the Application.

Request for further information sent 23 Sept 2016. Information received 9 Jan 2017. Assessment delayed due to resourcing issues.

Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure TBA
Call for submissions TBA
Board to complete Approval (9/8/2016)
Notification to the Forum TBA
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested TBA
A1129 – Monk Fruit Extract as a Food Additive

(Level 2)

Saraya Co Ltd To permit monk fruit extract as a food additive, specifically as an intense sweetener. 8/3/2016 31/3/2016 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Early March 2017 9/3/2017 1 call for submissions

Request for further information from Applicant.

Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Early July 2017
Call for submissions Mid-July–late Aug 2017
Board to complete Approval Early Dec 2017
(11/12/2017)
Notification to the Forum Mid-Dec 2017
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late Feb 2018
A1137 – Polysorbate 20 as a Food Additive

(Level 1)

Earlee Products Pty Ltd via FJ Fleming Food Consulting To permit the use of polysorbate 20 as an emulsifier 19/10/2016 10/11/2016 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Early May 2017 8/5/2017 1 call for submissions

Request for further information from Applicant.

Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Early Oct 2017
Call for submissions Mid-Oct–Late Nov 2017
Board to complete Approval Early March 2018 (3/4/2018)
Notification to the Forum Mid-March 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late May 2018
A1142 – Addition of Prescribed Method of Analysis for Resistant Starch

(Level 2)

Ingredion via FJ Fleming Food Consulting Pty Ltd To add a method of analysis for dietary fibre and other fibre content for specifically named fibre content of food (resistant starch). 16/1/2017 9/2/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Early June 2017 14/6/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Sept 2017 19/10/2017
Call for submissions Early Oct–mid-Nov 2017 20/10/2017–4/12/2017
Board to complete Approval Early March 2018 (14/3/2018)
Notification to the Forum Mid-March 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late May 2018
A1147 – Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Cotton Line GHB811

Paid
(Level 1)

Bayer CropScience To seek approval for food derived from cotton line GHB811, genetically modified to provide resistance to isoxaflutole and glyphosate. 1/5/2017 22/5/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Mid-June 2017 21/6/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Oct 2017  
Call for submissions Early Nov–mid-Dec 2017 9/11/17 to 21/12/17
Board to complete Approval Early March 2018
(22/3/2018)
Notification to the Forum Mid-March 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late May 2018
M1015 – Maximum Residue Limits (2017)

(Level 3)

FSANZ To consider varying certain maximum residue limits for residues of agricultural and veterinary chemicals that may occur in food. 30/6/2017 25/7/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Late July 2017 4/8/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Nov 2017
Call for submissions Early Feb - early March 2018 12/1/2018 to 26/2/2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2018
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1151 – β-Galactosidase from Papiliotrema terrestris as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)

Paid
(Level 1)

Amano Enzyme Inc To amend Schedule 18 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to include β-Galactosidase from Papiliotrema terrestris as a Processing Aid. 2/8/2017 6/9/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Late-Sept 2017 29/9/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Early Feb 2018
Call for submissions Early Feb – mid-March 2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2017 (29/6/2018)
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1144 – Re-categorising coconut milk for food additive permissions

(Level 1)

Food and Beverage Importers Association (FBIA) To consider whether the food category for food additive permissions for coconut milk products is more appropriate under fruits, rather than beverages 17/3/2017 5/4/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Early Oct 2017 9/10/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Jan 2018
Call for submissions Early Feb - mid-March 2018 5/2/2018 – 19/3/2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2018 (9/7/2018)
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1153 – Endo xylanase from T. reesei as a Processing Aid

Paid
(Level 1)

AB Enzymes GmbH To amend Schedule 18 of the of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to include a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei as permitted source for Endo-1,4 (3) - β-xylanase (E.C.3.2.1.8) 31/8/2017 19/9/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Late Oct 2017 30/10/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Jan 2018
Call for submissions Mid-Feb – Late March 2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2018 (30/7/2018)
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1154 – Food derived from insect-protected Cotton line MON88702

Paid
(Level 1)

Monsanto Australia Limited To seek approval for food derived from a genetically-modified insect-protected cotton line, MON88702 14/9/2017 6/10/2017 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Late Oct 2017 30/10/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Jan 2018
Call for submissions Mid-Feb – Late March 2018 20/12/2017 – 14/2/2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2018 (30/7/2018)
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1156 – Food derived from Super High Oleic Safflower Lines 26 and 40

Paid

(Level 1)

GO Resources Pty Ltd To seek approval for food derived from SHO safflower lines 26 and 40, genetically modified to produce high levels of oleic acid in the seed. 9/1/2018 1/2/2018 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Mid Feb 2018 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late Jan 2018
Call for submissions Mid-Feb – Late March 2018
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2018 (30/7/2018)
Notification to the Forum Late June 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2018
A1157 – Enzymatic production of Rebaudioside M

Paid

(Level 1)

Blue California To seek approval for a new specification for rebaudioside M produced by an enzymatic biosynthesis method. 10/1/2018 1/2/2018 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Mid Feb 2018 8 Feb 2018 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Early June 2018
Call for submissions Mid-June-early August 2018
Board to complete Approval Late Oct 2018
Notification to the Forum Early Nov 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Mid-Jan 2019
A1158 – Rosemary extract as a food additive

Paid

(Level 1)

KALSEC INC To permit the use of rosemary extract as a food additive with the technological purpose of antioxidant. 22/1/2018 13/2/2018 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Early March 2018 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Late June 2018
Call for submissions Early July – mid Aug 2018
Board to complete Approval Early Dec 2018
Notification to the Forum Mid-Dec 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late Feb 2019
A1159 – Triacylglycerol lipase from Trichoderma reesai as a processing aid (enzyme)

(Level 1)

DuPont Australia Pty Ltd To permit the enzyme lipase, triacylglycerol from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid for the production of bakery products and cereal-based beverages. 22/1/2018 13/2/2018 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Mid Sept 2018 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Mid-Jan 2019
Call for submissions Late Jan-early march 2019
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2019
Notification to the Forum Late June 2019
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2019
A1160 – Aspergillopepsin I from Trichoderma reesei as processing aid (enzyme)

(Level 1)

DuPont Australia Pty Ltd To permit the enzyme Aspergillopepsin I from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid for the production of potable alcohol products and protein processing 22/1/2018 13/2/2018 Commence Assessment (Clock start) Mid Sept 2018 1 call for submissions
Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Mid-Jan 2019
Call for submissions Late Jan-early march 2019
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2019
Notification to the Forum Late June 2019
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2019

High level health claim variation procedure

Timeframe for completion of assessment: 9 months

This procedure applies to all applications or proposals seeking to make a change to the list of high level health claims as permitted in Standard 1.2.7 or to add a general level health claim to Schedule 3 of Standard 1.2.7

Note: The FSANZ Act provides that in relation to applications, application dossiers, reports or other material for high level health claim variations are not disclosed, unless the applicant elects to allow for public submissions. For this reason information relating to these applications will not be released to the public.

There are currently no high level health claim applications or proposals.

Minor procedure

Timeframe for completion of assessment: 3 months

This procedure applies to applications or proposals for the variation of a food regulatory measure that, if made, would not directly or indirectly impose, vary or remove an obligation on any person; or create, vary or remove a right of any person; or otherwise alter the legal effect of the measure

There are currently no minor applications or proposals.

Major procedure

Timeframe for completion of assessment: 12 months

This procedure applies to applications or proposals for the development of a new food regulatory measure and an application or proposal for the variation of a food regulatory measure that involves such scientific or technical complexity that it is necessary to adopt this procedure in considering it; or involves such a significant change to the scope of the food regulatory measure that it is necessary to adopt this procedure in considering it.

For applications, this timeframe may be extended by up to 6 months if it is not practicable for completion to occur within 12 months. Extensions and the reasons for the extension are included in the FSANZ Annual Report.

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Brief description Received Admin assess complated Expected timetable Date completed Consultation opportunities
P1024 – Revision of the Regulation of Nutritive Substances & Novel Foods FSANZ To develop an alternative framework for the regulation of nutritive substances and novel foods in the Code. 28/11/2012 13/12/2012 Commence assessment (Clock start) Mid-Dec 2012 16/12/2012 2 call for submissions remaining. Additional round of consultation included.

Delayed due to other work priorities and as stakeholder views varied significantly on some aspects of the approach presented following the assessment. FSANZ will now consult further on these issues before developing a draft food regulatory measure.

Completion of assessment & preparation of draft food reg measure Mid-Nov 2015 1/12/2015
1st Call for submissions Mid-Nov 2015–late Feb 2016 4/12/2015–24/3/2016
Consultation paper prepared Late May 2017 13/6/2017
2nd call for submissions Early June–mid-July 2017 16/6/2017–28/7/2017
Preparation of draft food reg measure Mid-Sept 2018
3rd call for submissions Late Sept 2018–late Jan 2019
Board to complete Approval Late Oct 2019
Notification to the Forum Early Nov 2019
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Mid-Jan 2020
P1028 – Infant Formula FSANZ To revise and clarify standards relating to infant formula comprising category definitions, composition and labelling. 8/7/2013 17/7/2013 Commence assessment (Clock start) Late July 2013 7/11/2013 2 calls for submissions remaining. Additional targeted consultation will be held.

Scope of project has been limited to infant formula due to resourcing issues. Timelines have therefore been changed and consultation opportunities reduced.

1st Call for submissions Late Feb–late May 2016 23/02/2016 –31/5/2016
Completion of assessment TBA
2nd call for submissions TBA
Preparation of draft food reg measure TBA
3rd call for submissions TBA
Board to complete Approval TBA
Notification to the Forum TBA
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested TBA
P1044 – Plain English Allergen Labelling FSANZ To standardise the use of plain English terminology for allergen declarations on food labels 15/12/2016 19/12/2016 Commence assessment (Clock start) Early Feb 2017 28/2/2017 2 calls for submissions

Clock start delayed due to an administrative oversight.

Completion of assessment Mid-Sept 2017
1st call for submissions Early Oct 2017-Mid-Nov 2017
Preparation of draft food reg measure Early Dec 2018
2nd call for submissions Mid-Dec 2018-Early Feb 2019
Board to complete Approval Mid-June 2019
Notification to the Forum Late June 2019
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Early Sept 2019
A1155 – 2'-FL and LNnT as novel foods in infant formula and other products Glycom A/S
To permit the voluntary use of 2’-O-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) alone or in combination with Lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT), produced by similar but independent proprietary fermentation processes, as novel foods in infant formula (IF), follow-on formula (FOF) and formulated supplementary foods for young children (FSFYC) (specifically milk products).
14/11/2017 7/12/2017 Commence assessment (Clock start) Mid Dec 2017 9/1/2018
Completion of assessment Early April 2018
1st call for submissions End May - Early Aug 2018
Preparation of draft food reg measure End May - end July 2018
2nd call for submissions Early Aug - Mid Sept 2018
Board to complete Approval Early Dec 2018
Notification to the Forum Mid Dec 2018
Anticipated gazettal if no review requested Late Feb 2019

Urgent applications or proposals

These applications and proposals are considered urgent under Division 4 of the FSANZ Act. Under these provisions, FSANZ is required to assess the variation to the Code within 12 months of the date of effect of the gazetted variation. FSANZ may then either re-affirm its original decision or prepare a proposal for a further variation or replacement variation.

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Brief description Received Admin assess complated Expected timetable Date completed Consultation opportunities
P1046 – L-amino acid acetate in Food for Special Medical Purposes

(Level 1)

FSANZ To remove a negative impact on trade in food for special medical purposes (FSMP) by permitting acetate forms of L-amino acids. 4/8/2017 9/8/2017 Declaration of Urgency Mid Aug 2017 9/8/2017 1 call for submissions
Completion of Initial Consideration (incl draft standard) Late Aug 2017 9/8/2017
Call for submissions Late Aug 2017 21/8/2017-28/8/2017
Board to approve Mid Sept 2017 14/9/2017
Publicly Notified Late Sept 2017 14/9/2017
Standard assessed Late Oct 2017
Call for submissions Early Nov 2017
Standard re-affirmed (Finish date) Mid-Sept 2018

Part 2

Notes about Part 2 of the Work Plan

Information on applications received and proposals prepared by FSANZ before 1 October 2007 are in the following order:

  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Applications and proposals being reviewed
Date received
This is the date on which FSANZ received an application, or the date on which a potential proposal is ‘scoped’ by FSANZ in anticipation of proceeding.
Start and finish dates
For applications, FSANZ is required under the FSANZ Act to complete its assessment of applications within 12 months. For unpaid applications, the 12-month clock starts on the date an initial assessment is made. FSANZ is able to extend the timeframe for up to 6 months, if it is not practicable for a decision to be made within the period.

For proposals, FSANZ does not have a statutory timeframe to complete its assessment. However, a clock start, as for unpaid applications, has been used for planning purposes.

An estimated time for assessment to commence (based on calendar year quarters) is indicated. Once the clock starts, this date is amended to provide the actual start and final due dates.

Further info
These applications are awaiting further information from the applicant and therefore the anticipated due date for finalisation cannot be accurately identified while the information is outstanding. Resources that may become available as a result of requests for further information will generally be diverted to work on other projects.
Work Plan category
all applications and proposals are placed in a six-tier scale based on an estimate of the amount of work that will be required to complete that application or proposal. This estimate is used to determine FSANZ’s workload for the purposes of the Work Plan.
Stage completed
A tick indicates completion of the initial or draft assessment. Once a final assessment is completed, the application or proposal is moved to the finalised projects table. If a review is requested by the Forum, the project is moved to the Review table.
s.36 (of the FSANZ Act as it existed prior to 1 October 2007)
The assessment process for these applications or proposals has been shortened as it was considered that omitting one round of public consultation would not have a significant adverse effect on the interests of anyone OR the application or proposal raised issues of only minor significance or complexity. A related process can be used if FSANZ considers that the part of the assessment would be a duplication of work already done, or a process already gone through, by another government agency in Australia or New Zealand.

Group 1

Applications and proposals received prior to 1 October 2007 having health/safety considerations and/or consumer interest being progressed as a priority

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Date received Brief description Start (S) & finish (F) dates Work Plan category Stage completed Expected timetable Consultation opportunities
IA DA
P290 – Food Safety Programs for Catering Operations to the General Public FSANZ 10/2/2004 To amend Standard 3.2.1 to make food safety programs mandatory in catering operations serving food to the general public. S 13/5/2004 4 *

Unknown – on hold.

Consultation completed. At Final Assessment.

Further implementation strategy work required by jurisdictions.

Group 2

Applications and proposals received prior to 1 October 2007, and are scheduled for commencement in order of receipt

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Date received Brief description Start (S) & finish (F) dates Work Plan category Stage completed Expected timetable Consultation opportunities
IA DA
A530 – Permission for English Farmhouse Cheddar made from Raw Milk Fromagent 12/2/2004 To allow the importation and sale of the raw milk cheeses, Keens Farm Cheddar and Montgomery Cheddar S 3rd Qtr 2005* 4 Awaiting advice from Applicant as issues considered as part of P1022. To be advised.
F
A531 – Use of Raw Milk in Cheese Production Cheese Choice via Will Studd 16/2/2004 To enable the production and sale of any cheese made from unpasteurised milk. S 3rd Qtr 2005* 5 Awaiting advice from Applicant as issues considered as part of P1022. To be advised.
F
A576 – Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages with a Pregnancy Health Advisory Label Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand 17/2/2006 To require a health advisory label on alcoholic beverage containers advising of the risks of consuming alcohol when planning to become pregnant and during pregnancy. S 26/7/2007 5 Work has been deferred at the request of the Applicant until Ministers have evaluated the voluntary labelling initiative – anticipated in 2017. Following release of Draft Assessment Report.
F 28/1/2009
A613 – Definitions for Nutritive Substance & Nutritive Ingredient Orafti 21/8/2007 To amend the definition of ‘nutritive substance’ and include a definition for ‘nutritive ingredient’ in Standard 1.1.1. S 3rd Qtr 2008 5 On hold pending advice from the Applicant and consideration of P1024. Following release of Initial and Draft Assessment Reports.
F


Under review

Where the Forum has requested a review of FSANZ’s decision on draft variations arising from an application or proposal.

There are currently no applications or proposals under review

Finalised projects awaiting Forum response

Applications and proposals finalised from 1 July 2017–30 June 2018 (awaiting Forum response)

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Brief description Final consideration by FSANZ Board Outcome
A1136 – Protein Glutaminase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) Amano Enzyme Inc. To permit the use of protein-glutaminase from Chryseobacterium proteolyticum as a processing aid to improve protein functionality in baking, noodle, dairy, meat, fish and yeast products. 7/2/2018 Awaiting Forum response

Finalised projects

Applications and proposals finalised from 1 July 2017–30 June 2018

Application or proposal Applicant or FSANZ Brief description Final consideration by FSANZ Board Outcome
A1123 – Isomalto-oligosaccharide as a Novel Food Essence Group Pty Ltd via FJ Fleming Food Consulting Pty Ltd To permit isomalto-oligosaccharide as a novel food for use as an alternative (lower calorie) sweetener and bulk filler in a range of general purpose and special purpose foods. 8/2/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 13/7/2017 (Amendment 171).

A1125 – Endo ß(1,4) Xylanase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) Puratos NV via FJ Fleming Food Consulting To permit the use of the enzyme endo ß(1,4) xylanase, derived from Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis, and produced by a genetically modified source of Bacillus subtilis, for use as a processing aid in the manufacture of cereal products. 22/6/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 7/9/2017 (Amendment 172).

A1126 – Pectins & Carrageenan as Processing Aids in Wine (Fining Agent)

 

Winemakers’ Federation of Australia To permit pectins and carrageenan as processing aids to remove heat-unstable proteins from Australian produced wine. 22/6/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 7/9/2017 (Amendment 172).

A1135 – Beta-galactosidase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) Novozymes Australia Pty Ltd To permit the use of a new source of beta-galactosidase from a genetically modified strain of Bacillus licheniformis to be used as a processing aid during the production of reduced lactose or lactose free milk and dairy products. 22/6/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 7/9/2017 (Amendment 172).

P1045 – Code Revision (2017) FSANZ To make minor amendments including the correction of typographical errors and formatting issues and updating of references. 22/6/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 7/9/2017 (Amendment 172).

A1127 – Processing Aids in Wine Winemakers’ Federation of Australia To seek permission for the use of four processing aids, silver chloride, ammonium bisulphite, chitin-glucan and PVI/PVP as processing aids for wine. 9/8/2017 No review requested by Forum.

Gazetted 26/10/2017 (Amendment 174).

M1014 – Maximum Residue Limits (2016)
(Level 3)
FSANZ To consider varying certain maximum residue limits for residues of agricultural and veterinary chemicals that may occur in food. 14/9/2017 No review requested by Forum.
Gazetted 7/12/2017 (Amendment 175).
A1139 – Food derived from Potato Lines F10, J3, W8, X17 & Y9
Paid
(Level 1)
SPS International Inc via PTM Solutions Pty Ltd To seek approval for food derived from genetically modified potato lines F10, J3, W8, X17 and Y9, which has late blight protection, low acrylamide potential, reduced browning (black spot) and lower reducing sugars. 14/9/2017 No review requested by Forum.
Gazetted 7/12/2017 (Amendment 175).
A1140 – Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Canola Line MS11
Paid
(Level 1)
Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd To seek approval for food derived from herbicide-tolerant, male-sterile canola line MS11, genetically modified to provide tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium. 14/9/2017 No review requested by Forum.
Gazetted 7/12/2017 (Amendment 175).
A1130 – Triacylglycerol Lipase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) Amano Enzyme Inc To permit the use of triacylglycerol lipase from Candida cylindracea as a processing aid in baking, dairy foods processing and fats and oils processing. 25/10/2017 No review requested by Forum.
Gazetted 11/1/2018 (Amendment 176).
A1131 – Aqualysin 1 (Protease) as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) Puratos via FJ Fleming Food Consulting To permit the use of aqualysin 1 sourced from Bacillus subtilis containing the aqualysin 1 gene from Thermus aquaticus for use as a processing aid in the manufacture of bakery products. 25/10/2017 No review requested by Forum.
Gazetted 11/1/2018 (Amendment 176).
A1138 – Food derived from Provitamin A Rice Line GR2E FSANZ To seek approval for food derived from rice line GR2E genetically modified to contain increased levels of provitamin A in the grain. 19/12/2017 No review requested by Forum Gazetted 22/2/2018

(Amendment 177)

A1143 – Food derived from DHA Canola Line NS-B50027-4 NuSeed Pty Ltd To seek approval for food derived from canola line NS-B50027-4, genetically modified to produce omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly DHA, in the seed. 19/12/2017 No review requested by Forum Gazetted 22/2/2018

(Amendment 177)

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