New South Wales (NSW) Fair Trading has recommended a “binding national information standard” be developed under the Australian Consumer Law that sets a clear definition of “free-range”. “A three...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invite submissions on an application to change the Food Standards Code to allow food derived from genetically modified lucerne. FSANZ said it had assessed...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a proposed primary production and processing standard for meat in Australia. The proposed standard provides a national “whole...

The South Australian Government has expressed disappointment in changes made by the Queensland Liberal Government to that State’s industry standard for ‘free range’ eggs, saying the changes have...

A new voluntary code of practice for whole grain ingredient content claims has been launched by industry body the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC). Consumers will begin to see the standardised...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited submissions on an application to change the Food Standards Code to allow food derived from a genetically modified soybean. The application, submitted...

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has announced it has completed the acquisition of the Australian third party auditing, assurance and certification organisation NCS International (NCSI), which is...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an Application to include new maximum residue limits (MRLs) in the Food Standards Code for blueberries and raspberries. FSANZ...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (the AFGC) is proposing that Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) alter the definition of ‘gluten-free’ in Australia. The AFGC wants FSANZ to allow a...

The Australian Government has launched a new website portal that provides links to best practice information on managing food allergies. The launch coincides with Food Allergy Awareness Week, which runs...