Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
A collection of regulatory news from this month.
Food recalls: Woolworths Almond Kernels and Haldirams Gulab Jamuns (3 May 2011)
Woolworths almond kernels 750 g were recalled due to presence or possible presence of Salmonella, and Haldirams Gulab Jamuns was recalled due to presence of an undeclared allergen (wheat/gluten not listed on the label)
Low THC hemp (cannabis) to be approved in foods? (3 May 2011)
FSANZ has received an application to approve the use of Cannabis sativa with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, in both seed and seed oil, as a food.
Proposal to reduce the minimum alcohol content for wine (3 May 2011)
FSANZ is considering a proposal submitted by the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) to reduce the minimum alcohol content for wine and sparkling wine from 8% to 4.5% alc/vol.
Genetically modified soybeans containing an alternative source of omega-3 fatty acids (3 May 2011)
An application has been received seeking permission for food derived from soybean genetically modified to contain stearidonic acid (SDA), an alternate source of omega-3 fatty acid.
The distinction between live probiotic ingredients and deliberately killed microorganisms of the same species/strain (3 May 2011)
The 3rd meeting of the ACCM discussed the difference between these two substances, which both have therapeutic benefits. Issues arise as to the correct nomenclature and labelling of products for the consumer.