Food Standards Australia New Zealand greenlights sale of HB4 wheat

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has permitted the entry of foods derived from HB4 wheat into the market as imported food products, following extensive safety assessment. In their approval report FSANZ stated that no public health and safety concerns were identified, and that food derived from wheat line IND-00412-7 is considered to be as safe for…

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand seeks comments on new poultry antimicrobial treatment

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking public comments on an application that will permit the use of a new processing aid for the antimicrobial treatment of raw poultry. FSANZ has concluded an initial safety assessment of the aid, cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), with the organisation finding the treatment to be appropriate for raw, skin-on poultry. No…

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand to amend added sugar regulations

AUSTRALIA/NEWZEALAND – Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is amending the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code regarding the labelling of added sugars on nutritional information panels (NIP). This follows the release of findings last year in its review of nutrition labelling for added sugars. The review was undertaken at the request of food ministers with the aim of ensuring…

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Food Standard Australia, New Zealand recalls Coffin Bay Oysters

AUSTRALIA – The Food Standard Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has recalled more than 2.5 million Coffin Bay’s raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) including fresh and frozen products, following a bacterial outbreak caused by environmental conditions. The recall is for 4 September to 16 November, with the South Australian Department of Health and Wellbeing (DHW) reporting 56 cases of people…

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