Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards Matter at Full Assessment The authority has prepared the following proposal and will now make a full assessment. Review of labelling food which is not for retail sale (P147). The authority has prepared a proposal to review the current provisions for labelling on food which is not for direct sale to the consumer. To assist in the process, the authority invites written submissions on matters relevant to the proposal by 14 February 1997. Matter at Inquiry The authority has completed a full assessment of the following application and will now conduct an inquiry. Residues in food (A307). This application was received on 9 April 1996 from the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (NRA). It seeks to amend the Food Standards Code to establish Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for the new chemicals abamectin, altrenogest, chlorfenapyr, cyclanilide, cyprodinil, diofenolan, etofenprox, fenpyroximate, pyrimethanil and tribenuron-methyl. It also seeks to include changes to MRLs for the chemicals azinphos-methyl, bifenthrin, bromoxynil, ethephon, ethoprophos, fenoxycarb, imidacloprid, ivermectin, methamidophos, metosulam, paraquat, penconazole, phorate, picloram, tebuconazole, terbufos, tilmicosin and triadimenol. The authority has prepared a draft variation to Standard A14 Residues in Food. Please send written submissions on matters relevant to the inquiry to one of the addresses below by 24 December 1996. You can get more information on these matters from either address below: 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 Tel: (04) 473 9942 Fax: (04) 473 9855 Amendment to the Food Standards Code Variations to the Food Standards Code (Amendment No. 31) 1. Preamble: The variations set forth in the Schedule below are variations to the Food Standards Code (hereinafter called ``the code'') which was published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. P27 on 27 August 1987, and which has been varied from time to time. The Schedule contains variations adopted by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council in October 1996. These variations are published, pursuant to section 32 of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991. 2. Citation: These variations may be collectively known as Amendment No. 31 to the Code. 3. Commencement: These variations commence on the date of publication of this Gazette. Schedule 1. Standard A5 is varied by 1.1 inserting before clause (1) ``Purpose Colourings are food additives used to add or restore colour to food. The use of a colouring to disguise faulty or inferior products or processing techniques is prohibited''; 1.2 inserting after sub-paragraph (2) (a) (ii) ``(iii) colouring substances of mineral origin as follows titanium dioxide;''; and 1.3 omitting clause (2C). 2. Standard B4 is varied by omitting clause (1D). 3. Standard K4 is varied by omitting paragraph 2 (d).