Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following applications and proposals for the development or variation of standards in the Food Standards Code (the code). You can get further information on each of these matters in information papers which are available from: Standards Liaison Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10-559 The Terrace WELLINGTON 6036 NEW ZEALAND Telephone: (04) 473 9942 Facsimile: (04) 473 9855 Matters at Full Assessment The authority has made preliminary assessments, accepted the following applications and will now make full assessments of them. Residues in Food (A328). An application received from the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (NRA) on 27 November 1996 to include an import tolerance for glyphosate on soya beans (dry) on 20 mg/kg which is equivalent to that set by Codex. Extension of Permitted Forms of Zinc to Include Zinc Oxide (A329). An application from Kellogg (Aust) Pty Limited received on 29 November 1996 seeking to include zinc oxide as a permitted form of zinc for addition to foods. You are invited to present written submissions to the authority on matters relevant to these applications by 26 February 1997. Matters before Council The authority has completed an inquiry into the following matter: Transitional Arrangements for the Australia New Zealand Food Standards System (P137). In June 1996 the then National Food Authority recommended that the then National Food Standards Council adopt a new Standard T1 - Transitional Arrangements for the Australia New Zealand Food Standards System, to implement the transitional arrangements set out in an Agreement between Australia and New Zealand establishing a system for the development of joint food standards, and to ensure that the Australian food industry was not disadvantaged by those arrangements. The recommendation was made as a matter of urgency in order to avoid compromising the objectives in section 10 of the National Food Authority Act 1991. The authority has since completed an inquiry into Standard T1, as previously adopted by the council, and recommended that the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council now adopt Standard T1 with certain variations, including a review of the dual standards permissions in clause 3 of Standard T1, which is to be completed in the first quarter of 1997. The recommendation has since been adopted by the council and therefore Standard T1 will continue to be in force, subject to these new variations.