Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), the agency responsible for setting food safety standards, has this week approved a number of important variations to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards...

The Victorian food industry is experiencing a boom in live micro-organisms. Probiotics is the name of the game. Probiotics are ‘friendly bacteria’ with beneficial health effects being claimed for consumers. Victoria...

Australian government agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed two new applications to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. One application is to allow irradiation...

Health groups in Australia will be watching with interest to see if New Zealand buckles under recent pressures to implement mandatory addition of folic acid to flour products. Australia agreed to the mandatory...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is expected this month to release for consultation a fresh version of draft Standard 1.2.7 Nutrition, Health and Related Claims. This will be FSANZ’s  fifth draft...

The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) has re-launched its November 2011 Code of Practice for the management of pests in the food industry. The code defines best practice requirements...

Victoria-based wholesalers Ontrack Pty Ltd has recalled a batch of Walkers Chocolates of London Milk Chocolate Selection Fruit and Nut Selection due to undeclared brazil nuts and almonds. Food Standards...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today announced that oranges and orange juice sold in Australia will not be permitted to contain any carbendazim, after it was announced that existing permissions...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is proposing an examination of options for primary production and processing requirements for the raw horticultural produce sector. The examination may result...

New South Wales-based DSM Food Specialties, which produces food ingredients and nutritional additives, has applied to the Australian Government’s main food regulatory standards agency, Food Standards...