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US to consider regulations for nanotech industry

13 December, 2007

Nanotechnology was incorporated into more than US$50 billion in manufactured goods last year and the market is expected to grow to US$2.6 trillion by 2014, according to a report by Lux Research, yet no nanospecific regulation exists anywhere in the world.


ISO standard for food safety measures

06 December, 2007

Recent food safety incidents, the significant consequences on health and the recall of certain food products from the market are all pertinent reasons for countries to strengthen their food safety systems and to be more vigilant with food producers and traders.


Australian fish names standardised

29 October, 2007

The Australian fish names standard (recently approved by Standards Australia as an official Australian Standard: AS SSA5300 — 2007) will be launched in Hobart tomorrow, Tuesday 30 October, by Federal Fisheries Minister, Eric Abetz.


NZFSA releases plan of action for new regulations

25 October, 2007

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has announced how it plans to initiate the new Food Act.


Australian to advise world on standards

22 October, 2007

An Australian has been elected president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as it becomes increasingly involved in major global issues like climate change, security and social responsibility.


NZ toughens imported food tests

08 October, 2007

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has announced it will be testing more imported foods to ensure that food vendors meet their legal responsibilities to ensure their produce is safe.


New head for food regulators

08 October, 2007

The food regulatory authority Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) will have a new chief executive officer, Stephen McCutcheon, commencing on 29 October 2007.


FSANZ seeks public comment on food code changes

05 October, 2007

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced it is considering changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - regulations that govern the sale of food sold in Australia and New Zealand.


FSANZ considers changes to food laws

14 August, 2007

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released its latest batch of proposed changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.


IFST insists that food safety is not only for the big players

16 July, 2007

There is a proposed an amendment to that EC Food Hygiene Regulation (EC) 852/2004 which would exempt food businesses with fewer than ten employees from the requirement for food safety management procedures based on HACCP principles.


FSANZ invites comment on food standards

28 May, 2007

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today invited comment on proposed changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.


Australia answers WHO call to lower salt

18 April, 2007

A five-year salt reduction campaign will launch in Australia in response to a World Health Organisation (WHO) call for countries to adopt national approaches to reduce the salt content of food.


Supplement regulation change

13 March, 2007

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is proposing to update decades-old regulations for food-type dietary supplements.


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


FSANZ proposes changes to food code: Invites public comment

05 June, 2006

The national food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited public comment on proposed changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.


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