Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The following notices are made pursuant to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991 All correspondence, including requests for further information on the matters detailed below, should be forwarded to the following: Standards Liaison Officer National Food Authority Box 7186 CANBERRA MAIL CENTRE ACT 2610 AUSTRALIA Tel: 0061 6 271 2219 Notice Pursuant to Section 19 Permission for silicon dioxide in shredded or grated cheese (A292). The authority has completed an inquiry into the draft variation to amend the Food Standards Code, prepared after full assessment of Application A292 from WR Grace Australia Limited and has recommended that the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council adopt the draft variation to Standard H9 - Cheese and Cheese Products. The recommendation, if approved by the council, will permit the use of silicon dioxide as an anti-caking agent in shredded or grated cheese at a maximum level of 20 g/kg. Further information about the recommendation and the reasons for it may be obtained by writing to the authority. Notice Pursuant to Section 22, 24 and 36 Preliminary Provisions and Certain Mandatory Generic Labelling Provisions (P141). The authority has before it a proposal (P141) to review the Preliminary Provisions of the Food Standards Code and certain mandatory generic labelling provisions of Standard A1 - Labelling and Advertising. The authority has decided, pursuant to section 36 of the Act, to omit to invite public submissions in relation to the proposal prior to making a full assessment. The authority is satisfied that the proposal raises issues of minor significance and complexity only, and that to omit to invite public submissions prior to making a full assessment will not adversely affect the interests of any person or body. Section 63 of the Act provides that, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, an application for a review of the authority's decision may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by a person whose interests are affected by the decision to omit to invite public submissions in relation to the proposal. The authority has completed a full assessment of the proposal, has prepared a draft variation to the Food Standards Code which will: insert a new Interpretation and Definitions Standard: and insert a new Standard A1. The authority will now conduct an inquiry to consider the draft variation. To assist in this process, the authority invites written submissions on matters relevant to the purpose of the inquiry by 2 October 1996. Notices Pursuant to Section 22 The authority has prepared a number of proposals to amend the Food Standards Code, and will now make full assessments. To assist in this process, the authority invites written submissions on matters relevant to the proposals as outlined in discussion papers (copies of which are available upon request from the authority) by 2 October 1996. The proposals are: Date Marking of Packed Food (P139); and Review of the Print Size and Quality Provisions (P142).