The Food and Grocery Council has come out in support of the new food label regime on nutrition claims, saying that it will be good for both local consumers and exporters.
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (NZFGC) has backed the recent decision by Australian and New Zealand food safety ministers to regulate health and nutrition claims on food labelling.
Recent changes in Australia have seen a proposal from Australian government to extend country of origin labelling to unpackaged beef, sheep and chicken meat approved by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
According to a release from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) draft changes to Australia’s nutrition and health claims standard will “threaten the food industry’s future viability”.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard.
Food Safety Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on an application to change the Food Standards Code to allow for food derived from a corn line genetically modified to be tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate.
“The 23rd Australian Total Diet Study, released this week by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), has reaffirmed that the Australian food supply is safe for consumers,” said Catherine King MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing.
In the aftermath of the E. coli outbreak in Europe earlier this year that was traced back to seed sprouts, the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Authority has created a new standard for production and processing of seed sprouts.
Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has commenced work on a new regulatory structure for the production and processing of game meat.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions, on proposed change to the Food Standards Code, to allow food derived from a genetically modified soybean.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited submissions on an application for a processing aid to reduce the risk of the food poisoning bacteria, listeria.
A symposium to be held next month in Sydney intends to clarify food industry understanding of changes in food safety regulations on matters of therapeutic foods that could have a widespread impact on produce practices.