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 Assessed Listed Medicines Evidence Guidelines The assessed listed medicines pathway provides sponsors with a new method of listing a product in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).…

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Foods:

  Heinz to Pay $2.25 Million Fine for 'Deceptive' Peddling of Toddler Snack Food giant Heinz has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $2.25 million in penalties after…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

  To Be or Not To Be—‘Natural’. What’s in a Name? A naturally-occurring chemical is one of the following: Either, an unprocessed chemical occurring in a natural environment — chemicals…

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Marketing News:

  Chinese Millenials Key Demographic for Aussie Supplements Australian supplement firms should target Chinese millennials if they want to maximise their growth opportunities in the country, the founder and president…

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New Service From RFA Regulatory Affairs - New Product Development

Details at the bottom of this newsletter.

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Launches New Advertising Hub and Online Complaints Form Consumers can now report dodgy ads for medicines and medical devices through a single online form … anonymously! On 1…

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