Calls for comment on allow the sale and use of food made from a genetically modified (GM) corn.

Food made from this type of GM corn could be imported into Australia and New Zealand in the form of starch, grits, meal, flour, oil and sweetener.    Source: FSANZ

 

Failing Food Reports – July and August 2021

Foods inspected at the border. Includes risk food test results and surveillance food test results.    Source: Dept Agriculture, Water and the Environment - July and August

 

Dangers of highly concentrated caffeine products 

One single teaspoon of pure caffeine powder can contain the same amount of caffeine as 25 – 50 cups of coffee.    Source: FSANZ

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Cosmetics, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Cosmetic or therapeutic? When does a cometic get regulated as a medicine, or a medical device? A new guidance document goes some way to clarifying this often grey area. You…

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Foods:

Failing food reports for September 2021 Risk food test results – aflatoxins, Salmonella and histamine continue to be commonly detected.    Source: Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Surveillance…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Update to remote GMP inspections during the pandemic. This includes a summary of the options for the Compliance Verification (CV) pathway and the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) pathway.    Source:…

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Cosmetics, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

AICIS publishes guidelines on “natural” and “organic” Is my ingredient natural? This is often a difficult question to answer. This guideline explains the AICIS position on “natural” including what extraction…

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Foods:

Sports foods containing DMAA It is already illegal for sports food brands containing DMAA to be sold. It has been included in Appendix C of the Poisons Standard which means…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Therapeutic goods advertising compliance: 2020-21 Annual Report Summarises compliance outcomes including examples, infringements and court actions. 55% of complaints originated from consumers, 18% from other companies. We recommend all suppliers…

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