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 Australia New Zealand Food Authority Box 7186 CANBERRA MAIL CENTRE ACT 2610 AUSTRALIA Tel: (00 61 06) 271 2219 Fax: (00 61 06) 271 2278 or Ms Elizabeth Flynn Acting Manager, New Zealand Operations Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10-559 The Terrace WELLINGTON 6036 Tel: (04) 473 9942 Fax: (04) 473 9855 Notice Pursuant to Section 14 The authority has made a preliminary assessment of the following application to amend the Food Standards Code, and will now make a full assessment. To assist in this process, the authority invites written submissions on matters relevant to the application by 25 September 1996. Extended use of Erythorbic Acid and its Sodium Salt in Fruit, Vegetables and their Products (A318). Application (A318) was received on 1 July 1996, from Cultor Food Science Pty Limited seeking to extend the use of the antioxidant, erythorbic acid and its sodium salt to partly processed fruits and vegetables (peeled, cut, sliced); and in vegetable based foods including dips, spreads, sauces, chutneys and pickles and salad dressings. Notices Pursuant to Section 16 The authority has completed full assessments of the following applications, has prepared draft variations to certain standards in the Food Standards Code, and will now conduct inquiries to consider those draft variations. To assist in this process, the authority invites written submissions by 25 September 1996. Extended use of Lysozyme in Cheese (A289). Application (A289) was received on 5 October 1995 from Chr. Hansen Pty Limited and Canadian Inovatech Inc. The applicant requests an amendment to Standard H9Cheese and Cheese Products to extend the use of lysozyme (EC 188.8.131.52) in cheese. Residues in Food (A301). Application (A301) was received on 18 January 1996 from the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (NRA) to vary Standard A14Residues in Food. The applicant requests a change to the existing maximum residue limit (MRL) for dimethocate in litchi, increasing it from 2 mg/kg to 5 mg/kg.