In Australia, foods do not have to be submitted to any government agency before they are supplied. However, they must still comply with the relevant standard of the Food Standards Code, which covers aspects such as ingredient safety, labelling and claims.

Australia and New Zealand have harmonised food regulations which are determined by Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) (www.foodstandards.gov.au).

Reminder: Australian Government regulations do not have a category of food called 'Dietary Supplements'. Nutritional or herbal supplements and remedies are most likely to be 'Complementary Medicines', which must be submitted to the TGA (www.tga.gov.au) before they can be supplied.

What we can do for you:

Product development

  • Review formula and ingredients
  • Advise on applicable food standards
  • Advise on restrictions

Marketing requirements

  • Advise on compliance of promotional material, labelling and product presentation

Assistance with Importation

  • Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) ingredient reviews in order to assess import classification
  • Application to AQIS for import permits

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) liaison

  • Provide assistance with State Health Authority notices
  • Advise on potential impact of draft legislation
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