Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The following notice is made, pursuant to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991. All correspondence, including requests for further information on the matter detailed below, should be forwarded to the following: Standards Liaison Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 7186 CANBERRA MAIL CENTRE ACT 2610 AUSTRALIA Tel: (00 61 06) 271 2219 Fax: (00 61 06) 271 2278 or Standards Liaison Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10-559 The Terrace WELLINGTON 6036 NEW ZEALAND Tel: (04) 473 9942 Fax: (04) 473 9855 Safety Assessment of Novel Foods The authority has produced a discussion and options paper entitled Safety Assessment of Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients. Novel foods are foods or food ingredients which have not been used for human consumption to a significant degree in Australia and New Zealand. This paper outlines the concept of novel foods and the complexities associated with assessment of their safety. Copies of the paper are available from the authority and written comments are invited to be submitted by 29 November 1996.