Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following matters relating to the Australian Food Standards Code. You can get further information on each of these matters in information papers which are available from: The Information 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 Email: anzfa_internetanzfa.gov.au Use of Aspartame An information paper titled Aspartame: Information for Consumers has been developed by the authority addressing recent media reports of health concerns arising from the consumption of the intense sweetener aspartame. The paper is available from the authority upon request. Matters Before Council The authority has completed inquiries into the variations to standards prepared at full assessment of the following application and proposal and has made recommendations to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council that the variations be adopted into the Australian Food Standards Code: Dithiocarbamates (A313). An application from the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals to rationalise the existing MRL entries for a number of chemicals. Imitation Cream (P130). A proposal to delete Standard G3 Imitation Cream, and make consequential amendments to Standard A3 Food Additives.