RFA Provides Comprehensive Training In Regulatory Affairs - Late Winter Special! 20% discount on September and October bookings

Are you looking to expand your knowledge or are you new to Australian regulations related to the supply of foods, cosmetics and/or complementary medicines? Then check out the full list of courses we offer on the Robert Forbes & Associates website www.rfaregulatoryaffairs.com/training-courses . There are 20 courses to choose from and any of these can be undertaken either singly or in groups, from within our Glebe, Sydney office, at your office or remotely via Skype. We are offering a special 20% discount on all courses if you enrol in the month of September or October. Contact our training manager Kate Durey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to receive the latest information on these training courses at this discount offer. See you in the classroom!

Top Four Dietary Supplement Trends in New Zealand Revealed by National Industry Organisation

Natural Health Products NZ has identified four trends driving dietary supplement market growth in the country, ranging from emerging vitamins and minerals, the Ayurveda medicine revival, gut health and the incorporation of hemp seeds.    Source: (Copyright) Tingmin Koe, NutraIngredients-Asia NZ supplement trends

NPS MedicineWise Surveys Complementary Medicine Use in Australia

NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit, evidence-based, consumer-centred organisation that was established in 1998 as the National Prescribing Service (NPS) Limited. According to a Galaxy survey conducted by NPS MedicineWise, only 20% of Australians never take a complementary medicine and around 8 million Australians take two or more forms of complementary medicines in a typical week. The same survey found that of Australians taking complementary medicines every day, the majority (59%) also take prescription medicine daily.     Source: CM use in Oz

National Measurements Survey

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) - Australia's peak measurement body, responsible for coordinating the national system of units and measurement standards, is conducting a survey. In 2015/2016, a review found Australia’s measurement legislation is very prescriptive and recommended updates be considered to simplify the regulatory framework. Ernst & Young (EY) has been engaged by the NMI to conduct analysis into the current measurement framework and they have created a survey to provide information to establish the regulatory burden to businesses as a result of measurement regulatory requirements. That survey can be undertaken here: NMI/EY survey

 

Quote for the month:

“Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count. Everything that counts is not necessarily measurable” Albert Einstein

RFA Breaking News

Complementary medicines ('Dietary supplements')

  When Does Disease Education Stray Into Product Promotion? This TGA guidance is to assist providers of disease education activities (including sponsors, health professionals, pharmacies, peak organisations and community educators)…

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Foods

  Proposal to Prohibit the Retail Sale of Pure and Highly Concentrated Caffeine Products As previously reported in the July and September 2019 editions of this newsletter, there has been…

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Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens

There is no Cosmetics news to report this month, but if you haven’t already seen it, you might like to view: RFA Regulatory Affairs You Tube Video (Cosmetics Regulation)

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Marketing News:

  General Interest: Vaccines - Inoculating Against Fear Along with good nutrition and public sanitation, vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases. In Australia, the Therapeutic…

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Complementary medicines ('Dietary supplements')

  Country of Origin Labelling for Complementary Medicines Consultation In February 2017 amendments were made to the Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) laws that changed the basis for being eligible…

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Foods

  Amendments to Imported Food Regulations Recent changes to the Imported Food Control Regulations 2019 take effect on 1 October 2019 and will impact on the operation of the Imported…

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