NICNAS Public Consultation Forecast

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) regulates the use of all chemicals within Australia, as well as helps protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use. All current and planned public consultations on the implementation of NICNAS reforms (listed as reforms), as well as existing risk assessment and regulatory processes (listed as non-reforms), can be found here: NICNAS consultation timelines

Accord Australasia Dispels Personal Care Myths

Accord Australasia is the peak national industry association representing manufacturers and marketers of hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products, their raw materials suppliers and service providers. In seeking to clarify misconceptions regarding cosmetics, personal care & household products, they have set up a website www.Furphies.org.au and ask such questions as: Is there lead in lipstick? Do sunscreens pose a health risk? And what does 'chemical free' or 'natural' really mean? Find the answers to these questions and much more at: Furphies

Quote for the month:

“As a start-up CEO I slept like a baby. I woke up every two hours and cried”   Ben Harowitz (Co-founder, Opsware)

 

RFA Looks Forward to Naturally Good Trade Expo 2018 in Sydney

Far more than just a tradeshow, Naturally Good Expo is a total business event (‘trade-only’) that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural. As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market. To be held in the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on April 29th and 30th, RFA Regulatory Affairs will have our own booth C 43 and we hope to see you there.

 

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RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Releases Updated Australian Regulatory Guidelines For Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) The Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) provide information for manufacturers, sponsors, healthcare professionals and the general public…

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Foods:

  Failing Food Report This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme. The noncompliant food was not distributed for sale in Australia. It…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

NICNAS Calls for Consultation on General Rules, Categorisation Guidelines and Transitional Rules The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) helps protect the Australian people and the environment by…

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Marketing News:

'Unofficial' Exports Of Aussie Supplements To China Estimated At $800m Daigou shoppers are believed to have accounted for $800m of 'unofficial' supplement exports from Australia to China in the past…

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Marketing News:

  Nature's Care Sale: Chinese Private Equity Firms Take Majority Stake In Aussie Supplement Brand Two Chinese private equity firms, JIC Investments and Tamar Alliance Fund, have bought a majority…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

  False Flush: Company Behind White King 'Flushable Wipes' Fined $700k Pental Limited and Pental Products Pty Ltd is the manufacturer behind White King's "flushable" toilet and bathroom cleaning wipes.…

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