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Appendix 1 - Gazetted amendments to the Australia New Zealand

Gazettal and registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments of amendments to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) occurs throughout the year after the COAG Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (Food Regulation Forum) notifies FSANZ that it does not need to review its decision on a standard or a variation to a standard; or if, after a review by FSANZ, the Food Regulation Forum accepts or amends the standard or variation to a standard. Each series of amendments is sequentially numbered.

FSANZ gazetted amendments to the Code relating to the following applications and proposals.

Amendment No. 133 (12 July 2012)
Application A1064—Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean Line CV127
To seek permission for food derived from herbicide-tolerant soybean, genetically modified to provide resistance to imidazolinone used for weed control
Application A1066—Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Corn MON87427
To approve food derived from corn genetically modified to provide tissue-selective tolerance to glyphosate
Amendment No. 134 (6 September 2012)
Proposal P1020—Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate as a Food Additive in Sausages
To permit the use of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative for sausage and sausage meat containing raw, unprocessed meat
Amendment No. 135 (11 October 2012)
Application A1045—Bacteriophage Preparation P100 as a Processing Aid
To seek approval for a bacteriophage, Preparation P100, to be used as a processing aid to reduce contamination of Listeria monocytogenes in non-liquid ready-to-eat foods
Application A1065—Packaging size for Phytosterol-enriched Milk
To remove the current restriction on package size for milk enriched with phytosterols
Proposal P1018—Companion Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas
To remove restrictions on the presence of companion dogs in outdoor dining areas of food premises
Proposal P1021—Code Maintenance X
To amend standards in the Code to correct minor typographical errors or inconsistencies, update references, correct formatting issues, and correct cross references
Amendment No. 136 (15 November 2012)
Application A1038—Irradiation of Persimmons
To permit the irradiation of persimmons (Diospyros kaki) as a quarantine measure, and make additional amendments to improve the clarity and structure of Standard 1.5.3
Amendment No. 137 (29 November 2012)
Application A1068—Hydrogen Peroxide as a Processing Aid
To permit the use of hydrogen peroxide as a processing aid to maintain a stable pH in the manufacture of fermented dairy ingredients and products
Amendment No. 138 (18 January 2013)
Proposal P293—Nutrition, Health & Related Claims
To implement the Ministerial Council's Policy Guideline for the development of the regulatory framework for the management of nutrition, health and related claims
Proposal P1011—Country of Origin Labelling—Unpackaged Meat Products
To consider extending country of origin labelling requirements to include unpackaged beef, chicken and lamb products
Proposal M1008—Maximum Residue Limits (2012)
To amend maximum residue limits for a number of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Amendment No. 139 (21 February 2013)
A1043—World Health Organization Limits for Packaged Water
To adopt limits for certain chemical substances in packaged water to reflect the current limits in place in international standards established by the World Health Organization
A1070—Packaging Size for Phytosterol-enriched Lower Fat Cheese
To remove the current size restrictions on package sizes of low-fat cheese enriched with phytosterol esters
A1071—Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Canola Line MON88302
To seek permission for food derived from herbicide-tolerant canola, genetically modified to provide tolerance to glyphosate
P1023—Tutin, Tocopherol & Food for Special Medical Purposes Standards Amendments
To make amendments relating to tutin, tocopherols and food for special medical purposes
Amendment No. 140 (18 April 2013)
A1073—Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean DAS-44406-6
To seek permission for food derived from herbicide-tolerant soybean, genetically modified to provide tolerance to 2,4-D, glufosinate ammonium and glyphosate
Amendment No. 141 (23 May 2013)
Application A1069—Irradiation of Tomatoes and Capsicums
To provide permission to irradiate tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and capsicum (Capsicum annuum) as a quarantine measure
Application A1074—Minimum L-histidine in Infant Formula Products
To amend minimum required levels of L-histidine in infant formula products

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority gazetted and registered a number of amendments to Schedule 1 of Standard 1.4.2 on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments:

Amendment APVMA12
3 July 2012
Amendment APVMA13
31 July 2012
Amendment APVMA14
28 August 2012
Amendment APVMA15
25 September 2012
Amendment APVMA16
23 October 2012
Amendment APVMA17
4 December 2012
Amendment APVMA18
18 December 2012
Amendment APVMA19
15 January 2013
Amendment APVMA20
12 March 2013


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