The Company

All testimonials are unsolicited. RFA Regulatory Affairs respects client confidentiality, so only given names and country of origin have been provided. These and many more original testimonials are all kept on file.

“Your attention to detail is amazing. I really enjoy working with your firm.  You have saved us from many disasters”.   Hanna.  (USA)

“Again as always, my sincere appreciation for all your help.  You have and continue to be a valuable resource”.  Glen. (USA)

“I always recommend RFA whenever anyone wants assistance with listable products. You're the best in the industry.  Cheers, Mark”.  (Australia)

“I am extremely appreciative of your thorough work, fast responses and friendly demeanour. When we are ready to go for Australia, there is nowhere else we will go to other than you. Furthermore, you will be our top recommendation to any other business that is looking to expand into Australia”.  Michael.  (Canada)

“It was great to have your people doing great training for us as well as providing very professional advices on the cosmetic projects we are working on”. Elvina. (New Zealand)

"We are very, very grateful for the great service you give us. We feel very lucky to have Australia's best regulatory consultant on our side! Thanks". Kylie. (Australia)

"It's gratifying and reassuring to know, when recommending your services, as I am able to do from time to time, that there are people of such excellent competence".  Rod.  (Hong Kong)

"Thank you for you gracious time and sharing of information during our visit to your offices. We learned more about your marketplace in our hour together than any other meeting in our entire trip to Australia and N.Z."   Charley.  (USA)

"I enjoyed our conversation and appreciated your concise and professional approach to solving our problem of getting appropriate regulatory approvals within Australia".  Larry. (Pakistan)

"We appreciate all you have done to help us be prepared for the audit. We are fortunate to have your expertise and assistance utilized in our behalf".  Kim. (USA)

"I just thought it was about time to mention a big thank you for your newsletters. We receive it faithfully every month and the information is great. We really do appreciate being on your mailing list".  Russell. (Australia)

"The consultant that I am recommending is Robert Forbes. His firm is one of the most established and in this area and very professional in their approach".  Clifford. (Singapore)

"I took a look at the vitamin convertor online- it is GREAT! Thanks for all you do for our industry".  Angela. (Australia)

"Thank you for your very prompt and professional response. The manner in which you reply only makes me want to work with you more. I appreciate your thoroughness and professionalism".  Harold. (Canada)

"You don't how glad I am that I still have the opportunity to work with you and your staff again".  Tom. (USA)

"I don't know of any other consulting agency that can handle TGA listings as proficiently as Robert Forbes. We have used their services from the beginning".  Erik. (Australia)

"Incidentally, RFA is well known in the industry and has always been a preferred partner among colleagues doing business in Australia. With the onerous regulatory requirements associated with importation to Australia and becoming a foreign TGA approved manufacturing facility, we are fortunate that we partnered with RFA early on".  Jesse. (USA)

 "I've heard many positive things about your team and I'd like to thank all of you again for the successful completion of this project. We look forward to working with you again".  Xin. (Singapore)

For over 25 years our consultants have been providing expert regulatory and technical advice for companies with products going into markets in Australia, New Zealand and USA. 

Our consultancy provides regulatory advice for:

  • Complementary medicines ( or 'dietary supplements')
  • Foods
  • Cosmetics, personal hygiene and domestic cleaning products (including hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants)
  • Medical devices
  • Disinfectants and face masks (surgical and N95)


Our team of consultants will:

  • Review your existing formulations for compliance
  • Search for suitable information to support your product's claims
  • Determine what you can say on your promotional material, including websites, labelling and packaging, and in media advertising
  • Prepare applications to Government agencies including health and quarantine departments

Our in-house consultants are university qualified in relevant disciplines including chemistry, herbal medicine, human nutrition and medical science.

With our strong international links, we can also help companies wishing to export from Australia to key markets around the world.

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Our in-house technical team all have university qualifications in relevant disciplines including science, botanic medicine, human nutrition and marketing. 

Our team of specialists will:

Our Address: 2nd Floor98 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney NSW 2037

We are located 10 Minutes from the city by taxi. Parking is available on-street. Our office dress code is casual.

Postal address:
PO Box 123 Annandale
NSW 2038 Australia

Phone: +61 2 9660 8027

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Contributors

Brand and website designed and developed by Justin Heffernan www.justinheffernan.com
Vitamin Converter by Rich Frost www.istorm.com.au
RFA IT services by Applied Marketing Technologies www.amt.com.au

 

Subcategories

 

Vitamin A    
retinol (all-(E)-retinol) mg IU
mg mg RE
IU mcg
mcg RE mcg
retinyl acetate (all-(E)-retinol acetate) mg IU
mg mcg RE
IU mcg
mcg RE mcg
retinyl palmitate (all-(E)-retinol palmitate) mg IU
mg mcg RE
IU mcg
mcg RE mcg
betacarotene mcg mcg RE
mcg RE mcg
Vitamin B    
thiamine hydrochloride mg mg thiamine (vit B1)
(USA/FDA conversion): thiamine hydrochloride mg mg thiamine (vit B1)
thiamine nitrate mg mg thiamine (vit B1)
riboflavine sodium phosphate mg mg riboflavine (vit B2)
Calcium pantothenate mg mg pantothenic acid (vit B5)
    mg Calcium
dexpanthenol mg mg pantothenic acid (vit B5)
pyridoxal 5-phosphate mg mg pyridoxine (vit B6)
pyridoxine hydrochloride mg mg pyridoxine (vit B6)
Vitamin C    
ascorbyl palmitate mg mg ascorbic acid (vit C)
calcium ascorbate(dihydrate) mg mg ascorbic acid (vit C)
    mg calcium
sodium ascorbate mg mg ascorbic acid (vit C)
    mg sodium
Vitamin D    
cholecalciferol mcg IU vit D3
IU mcg
ergocalciferol mcg IU vit D2
IU mcg
Vitamin E    
d-alpha-Tocopherol mg IU
IU mcg
dl-alpha-Tocopherol mg IU
IU mcg
d-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate mg IU
IU mcg
dl-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate mg IU
d-alpha-Tocopheryl acid succinate mg IU
IU mcg
dl-alpha-Tocopheryl acid succinate mg IU
IU mg

IU: International Units; RE: Retinol Equivalents; mg: milligrams; mcg: micrograms

Disclaimer: Whilst Robert Forbes & Associates has made every effort to be accurate, errors may appear and are inadvertent.

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Dietary supplements

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How we provide our expert advice to you

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Cosmetics, personal care and household products

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The Management Team

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Foods

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Complementary Medicines

In Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates therapeutic products; including medical devices, and prescription and OTC medicines including complementary medicines (for example herbs, vitamins and nutritional supplements). 'Dietary Supplements'…

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