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General Notices
Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following matter relating to the Australian Food Standards Code. You can get further information on this matter in an information paper available from: The Information Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10-559 Wellington Telephone: (04) 473 9942 Facsimile: (04) 473 9855 Email: Call For Submissions Folate Health Claims The authority has completed its fourth round of assessment of foods to be included in the register of foods approved to carry a folate/neural tube defect (NTD) health claim. This matter relates specifically to a pilot for permitted health claims which may be made concerning the relationship between adequate intakes of folate by women of child-bearing age and the reduction in the risk of NTDs in babies. The pilot is part of the review being undertaken by the authority of the general prohibition on health and related claims. Subject to any public submissions received on the proposed list of additional foods, the authority will shortly make a recommendation to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council that the foods be added to the register and be approved to carry a folate/NTD health claim (Proposal P214 refers). You are invited to provide comments on the authority's proposed list of additional foods by Wednesday, 13 October 1999.
Publication Date
30 Sep 1999

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