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Notification Circular 23–14

4 November 2014


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 approval and forum notification from the notice below were published on 4 November 2014 in The Australian and The New Zealand Herald newspapers, as well as on the FSANZ website.
For information about progress on current applications and proposals, including anticipated consultation opportunities, see the FSANZ Food Standards Development Work Plan.

Approval and Forum notification

FSANZ has approved a variation arising from the following Proposal. FSANZ has notified this approval to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (convening as the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council) (Forum):

Once FSANZ has notified the Forum of its decision, the Forum has 60 days to either request FSANZ to review the approved standard or inform FSANZ that it does not intend to request a review. Further information on the Forum process is available at

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 1 of Standard 1.4.2 if they are granted.
More information on these notifications is available from our maximum residue limits page.

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 1 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 1 of Standard 1.4.2 on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. For further information go to the ComLaw website.

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. Applications will be published when we publicly notify FSANZ's decision after an Administrative Assessment has been completed and the application has been accepted. Submissions will be published as soon as possible after the end of the public comment period. Where large numbers of documents are involved, FSANZ will make these available on CD, rather than on the 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
To make a submission or ask about submissions email
Visit our contact us page if you have general questions about our work. 

Food Secretariat

In accordance with the Food Regulation Agreement, the Australian Government Department of Health is responsible for providing secretariat services to the Legislative Governance Forum on Food Regulation, the Food Regulation Standing Committee and the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation.
The Food Secretariat sends information updates to stakeholders on a regular basis. If you would like to receive these updates (this is separate and in addition to updates from FSANZ), register your details on the Food Secretariat Stakeholder Database. A registration form is available on the website.
Alternatively, the Food Regulation Secretariat can be contacted on:
Phone:               +61 2 6289 5128
Fax:                   +61 2 6289 5100
Postal Address:  Food Secretariat
                          MDP 802, GPO Box 9848
                          CANBERRA ACT 2601


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