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General Notices
Food Standards The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following matters relating to the Food Standards Code. You can get further information papers on each of these matters from the ANZFA web site or from: The Information Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10559 WELLINGTON Telephone: (04) 473 9942 Facsimile: (04) 473 9855 Email: Call For Submissions You are invited to present written submissions to the authority on the following matters, including the potential regulatory impact on consumers, industry and government, by 5 May 1999. The information papers on these matters provide further information, including advice on the authority's policy regarding submissions: Maximum Residue Limits (A370) An application received on 11 February 1999 from the National Registration Authority to amend Australian Maximum Residue Limits for a number of agricultural chemicals as currently prescribed in the Food Standards Code. The authority has made a preliminary assessment, accepted the application for further consideration, and will now make a full assessment of it. Food sold in New Zealand which is either domestically produced or imported (other than from Australia) must comply with the MRL provisions in the New Zealand Food Regulations 1984. Food imported from Australia must comply with either the New Zealand MRLs or the Australian MRLs. Review of Provisions for Gluten Free and Low Gluten Food (P176) The authority will conduct an inquiry into the draft standards prepared at full assessment of this proposal which reviews current Australian and New Zealand regulations in order to develop a joint Australia/New Zealand standard for gluten free and low gluten food. Matters Before Council The authority has completed inquiries into the draft standards prepared at full assessment of the following proposals and has made recommendations to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council that the standards be adopted into the Food Standards Code: * Review of Provisions for Pictorial Representations about Food (P155) * Review of Provisions for the Naming of Food (P156)
Publication Date
25 Mar 1999

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