Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Food Standards

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following matters relating to food standards.
You can get further information on these matters (including advice on the authority's policy regarding submissions, where applicable) from our web site: or from:
The Information Officer, Australia New Zealand Food Authority, P.O. Box 10-559, The Terrace, Wellington. Telephone: (04) 473 9942. Facsimile: (04) 473 9855.
Call for Submissions-Matters at Inquiry
The authority will conduct inquiries into the draft variations to standards prepared at full assessment of the following matters.
You are invited to present written submissions to the authority on these matters, including the potential regulatory impact on consumers, industry and Government, by Wednesday, 20 December 2000:
? Application A373-Enzyme Pectinesterase: For use as a processing aid for fruit and vegetables.
? Application A402-Lipase from Genetically Modified Aspergillus Oryzae: For use as a processing aid in the dairy industry.
Matters Before Council
The authority has completed an inquiry into the variations to standards prepared at full assessment of the following application and has made recommendations to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council that the variations be adopted into the Food Standards Code:
? Application A371-Enzyme Phytase: For use as a processing aid for starch.
? Application A367-Cellulose Based Ion Exchange Resins.
Withdrawal of Applications
The following application has been withdrawn by the applicant:
? Application A408-Maximum Residue Level (MRL): For imported chillies and chilli products.