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Notification circular 143-20

​This Notification Circular includes notices that are required to be given to the public, submitters and appropriate government agencies, under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act).

For information about progress on all current applications and proposals, including anticipated consultation opportunities, see the FSANZ Food Standards Development Work Plan.


New applications and proposals

FSANZ has completed an administrative assessment and accepted the following Application. Assessment has commenced and an opportunity to comment will be available at a later date which will be publicly notified.

General procedure

Received: 13 October 2020


Call for submissions

FSANZ invites written submissions on the Assessment of the following Application 6pm (Canberra time) 27 January 2021.

General procedure

To make a submission or ask about submissions email our Submissions mailbox.


Amendment No. 196

Amendment No. 196 to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was published by FSANZ on 3 December 2020 (FSC 137). It included amendments resulting from the following Applications

  • A1192 Food derived from herbicide-tolerant corn line MON87429
  • A1194 Glucoamylase from GM Trichoderma reesei as a PA (enzyme)
  • A1195 Alpha-amylase from GM Trichoderma reesei as a PA (enzyme)
  • A1196 Food derived from nematode-protected and herbicide-tolerant soybean line GMB151
  • A1199 – Food Derived from Innate potato lines V11 and Z6

Further information is available on the FSANZ Gazette web page.

Other matters

Amendment to Standard 1.4.2 – Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) [Australia only]

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has notified FSANZ of applications or variations to the APVMA MRL Standard that the APVMA considers will likely result in variations to Schedule 20 of Standard 1.4.2 if they are granted.

More information on these notifications can be obtained at Maximum residue limits – variations

Calls for public comment – Proposed variations to Standard 1.4.2

The APVMA has called for public comment on a number of proposed variations to Schedule 20 of Standard 1.4.2. Information can be found on the APVMA website.

Gazettal of amendments to Standard 1.4.2

The APVMA has registered a number of amendments to Schedule 20 of Standard 1.4.2 on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. For further information, go to the ComLaw website.


Contact us

If you wish to be advised of developments with any of the matters listed above or require more information about anything in this Circular, email the Standards Management mailbox.

If you have general questions about our work you can also write to us at:

The Information Officer

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
PO Box 5423
Kingston ACT 2604
AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 2 6271 2241
Fax: +61 2 6271 2278
Email: information@foodstandards.gov.au

The Office Administrator

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
PO Box 10559, The Terrace
Wellingston 6143
NEW ZEALAND
Phone:+64 4 978 5630
Fax:+64 4 473 9855
Email: information@foodstandards.govt.nz

Food Secretariat

In accordance with the Food Regulation Agreement, the Australian Government Department of Health is responsible for providing secretariat services to the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, the Food Regulation Standing Committee and the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation.

Visit the Food Regulation website or email the Food Regulation Secretariat for more information.

Previous Notification Circulars and Gazettes are available on the FSANZ website. The publically available FSANZ Work Plan also provides information on other applications and proposals.

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