Food Standards Notification Circular
19 August 2011
For information about progress on all current applications and proposals, including anticipated consultation opportunities, see the FSANZ Food Standards Development Work Plan http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/changingthecode/standardsworkplan.cfm .
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FSANZ invites written submissions on the Assessment of the following Applications by 6pm (Canberra time) 30 September 2011:
- Application A1051 – Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean Event FG72: To approve food derived from a genetically modified soybean with a tolerance to the herbicides glyphosate and isoxazole, to reduce cultivation needs
FSANZ invites written submissions on the 2nd Assessment of the following Proposal by 6pm (Canberra time) 14 October 2011:
- Proposal P1007 –Primary Production & Processing Requirements for Raw Milk Products: to address issues in relation to production and sale of raw milk products in Australia arising from inconsistent legislation currently applying to domestic and imported dairy products, applications to FSANZ to permit raw milk products and any public health and safety issues from consumption of raw milk products
APPROVAL AND COUNCIL NOTIFICATION[s.34, s.64]
FSANZ has approved the draft variations arising from the following Applications. FSANZ has given the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) written notification of these approvals:
- Application A1026 – Minimum Alcohol Content for Wine
- Application A1042 – Food derived from herbicide-tolerant Corn Line DAS-40278-9
Once FSANZ has notified the Ministerial Council of its decision, the Ministerial Council 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 Ministerial Council process is available on the FSANZ website at http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/changingthecode/ministerialcouncilre1834.cfm .
Amendments 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 Standard 1.4.2 if they are granted.
More information on these notifications can be obtained at [ http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/changingthecode/maximumresiduelimits/ ] .
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 Standard 1.4.2. Information can be found on the APVMA website at [ http://www.apvma.gov.au/publications/gazette/index.php ] .
Information Publication Scheme – Important information for applicants and submitters
Under the Information Publication Scheme commenced 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. Submissions will be published as soon as possible after the end of the public comment period.
If you wish to be advised of developments with any of the matters listed in or for more information about anything in this Circular, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
To make a submission or ask about submissions email email@example.com .
If you have general questions about our work you can also write to us at:
The Information Officer
The Office Administrator
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
PO Box 7186
PO Box 10559, The Terrace
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Tel +61 2 6271 2241 Fax +61 2 6271 2278
Tel +64 4 978 5630 Fax +64 4 473 9855
Food Regulation Secretariat
In accordance with the Food Regulation Agreement, the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing is responsible for the provision of secretariat services to the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council, the Food Regulation Standing Committee and the Implementation Sub-Committee.
The Food Regulation 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 Regulation Secretariat Stakeholder Database. A registration form is available on the website at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/foodsecretariat-database.htm .
Phone: +61 2 6289 5128
Fax: +61 2 6289 5100
Postal Address: Food Regulation Secretariat
PO Box 4
WODEN ACT 2606