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Notification Circular 158-21

3 June 2021

158-21

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).

Details on the gazettal notification from the notice below were published on 3 June 2021

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 prepared the following Proposal. Assessment has commenced and an opportunity to comment will be available at a later date which will be publicly notified.

Major procedure

  • Proposal P1056 – Caffeine review: Review of permissions for caffeine in sports foods and general foods and consideration of the risk it poses to sensitive sub-populations.

Prepared: 12 December 2020


Amendment No. 200

Amendment No.200 to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was published by FSANZ on 3 June 2021 (FSC 141). It included amendments resulting from the following Application and Proposal.

Further information is available on the FSANZ Gazette web page.


Information Publication Scheme – Important information for applicants and submitters

Under the Information Publication Scheme, all applications to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, as well as submissions on applications and proposals, will be published on our website.

We will not publish any material provided in-confidence. Application documents will be published when we call for submissions. Where large numbers of documents are involved, FSANZ will make these available on request, rather than publishing on the website. Submissions are published as soon as possible after the end of the public comment period.


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 standards.management@foodstandards.gov.au.

To make a submission or ask about submissions email submissions@foodstandards.gov.au.

Visit our contact us page if you have general questions about our work.

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 standards.management@foodstandards.gov.au.

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

The Information OfficerThe Office Administrator
Food Standards Australia New ZealandFood Standards Australia New Zealand
PO Box 5423PO Box 10559, The Terrace
Kingston  ACT 2604WELLINGTON  6143
AUSTRALIANEW ZEALAND
Tel  +61 2 6271 2241     Fax  +61 2 6271 2278Tel  +64 4 978 5630       Fax  +64 4 473 9855
​Email: information@foodstandards.gov.auEmail: 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 Food Ministers' Meeting, 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 foodregulationsecretariat@health.gov.au

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


 

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