Animal testing ban explained

Laws that banned testing cosmetics on animals in Australia came into effect in July 2020, this is a helpful article for consumers which highlights the role that the industry association ACCORD has played in this outcome.    Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

 

AICIS has published news for the month of June, including (follow links):

2021-22 registration and application fees

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) 2021-22

Chemicals added to the Inventory 5 years after issue of assessment - 28 June 2021

New national chemicals management standard

New chemical assessment statement published - 23 June 2021

Correction of chemical names - 22 June 2021

Variation of Inventory listing following evaluation — 15 June 2021

Business, hobby or personal use - understanding the differences (will be relevant to some small companies)

Version 1.2 of the Categorisation Guide released

RFA Breaking News

Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

New video explains the basics of AICIS registration This 2-minute video explains when you do – and don't – need to register your business with AICIS, and gives a quick…

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Foods:

Applications, approvals and amendments to the Food Standards Code FSANZ has commended assessing applications for: The steviol glycoside, rebaudioside I, produced by enzymatic bioconversion of stevia leaf extract. The bioconversion…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

New permitted ingredients for listed medicines The Permissible Ingredients Determination (ingredients that may be use in listed complementary medicines) has been revised. 61 ingredients have been either added to the…

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Cosmetics, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

New sunscreen standard in force New sunscreen standard in forceThe new sunscreen standard, AS/NZS 2604:2021, specifies requirements and test methods for broad spectrum and water resistant sunscreen products. Includes labelling…

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Foods:

New biosecurity website A new website - biosecurity.gov.au - details measures in place to protect Australia from harmful pests, diseases and weeds. This gathers information previously found on different state…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Hemp seed oil - change of status An interim decision has been made to exclude hemp seed oil from Schedule 9 of the poisons schedule whe used for oral consumption…

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