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Changes ahead for sport food and drink labelling

21 August, 2014

FSANZ is calling for submissions on changes to the Food Standards Code that would permit sports foods and electrolyte drinks to carry more health claims.

Maggie Beer apologises for misleading labelling

21 August, 2014

Maggie Beer has agreed to amend the labelling of four of her product lines after the ACCC found the labelling to be in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

New labelling rules for gluten-free foods in US

12 August, 2014

As of 5 August, all foods sold in the US that are labelled gluten-free must comply with the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) gluten-free definition.

Calls for across-the-board mandatory CoOL

08 August, 2014

The Australian Made Campaign has renewed calls for mandatory country-of-origin labelling (CoOL) on all food products after it was revealed that some unpackaged foods would not be required to carry country-of-origin labelling.

Updated recommendations on infant and follow-on formula

29 July, 2014

The EFSA has updated its advice on formulas for infants and toddlers. The recommendations are included in a Scientific Opinion which reviews advice provided by the Scientific Committee on Food in 2003, taking into account more recent evidence.

Second call for submissions on raw milk and code changes

10 July, 2014

FSANZ is calling for submissions, for a second time, on two different proposals: one pertaining to the production of raw milk products, the other on a revision of the Food Standards Code.

Making a meal of GM food labelling

07 July, 2014 by Heather Bray and Rachel A Ankeny

In this final instalment of GM in Australia - a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops - Heather Bray and Rachel Ankeny explore the murky world of food labelling.

EFSA seeks feedback on draft Scientific Opinion on acrylamide

02 July, 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft Scientific Opinion on acrylamide in food, developed by its expert Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM).

99.4% of imported food complies with Aust regulations

01 July, 2014

The vast majority of food imported into Australia complies with our regulations. More than 270 tests a day have been conducted on imported food, with a high compliance rate of 99.4%, excluding labelling mistakes.

NSW poultry producers granted authorisation to collectively bargain

30 June, 2014

NSW poultry growers have been granted authorisation by the ACCC to collectively bargain with processors. The decision covers members of the NSW Farmers' Association who grow chicken, turkey and duck meat.

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli detected in supermarket chicken

30 June, 2014

Researchers have found traces of a banned antibiotic - fluoroquionolone - in chicken sold in supermarkets and butchers.

Changes made to Health Star Rating system; further change required

27 June, 2014

Some positive changes have been made to the proposed Heath Star Rating (HSR) system, but further work needs to be done, the Australian Food and Grocery Council says.

Setting the standards: who regulates Australian GM food?

25 June, 2014 by David Tribe, University of Melbourne

In this second instalment of GM in Australia - a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops - David Tribe walks us through the bodies responsible for GM policy and oversight.

Fake honey costs importer $30K

23 June, 2014

False claims about honey products has cost food importer Basfoods $30,600 in penalties after the ACCC instigated legal proceedings against the company.

Coles' par-baked bread claims misleading, Federal Court finds

18 June, 2014

False, misleading and deceptive: these were the terms the Federal Court used to described Coles' "Freshly Baked" and "Baked Today" marketing claims.

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