Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Assessment (Call for Submissions report and supporting document(s)) for Application A1243 Harmonisation of marine biotoxin standards for bivalve shellfish.


WTO code G/SPS/N/AUS/568
Date notice 07/07/2023
Notice type Regular
Title Assessment (Call for Submissions report and supporting document(s)) for Application A1243 Harmonisation of marine biotoxin standards for bivalve shellfish.
Summary

To align with international standards and to protect public health and safety, FSANZ has drafted an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to amend the maximum levels (MLs) for diarrhetic shellfish toxins (DST) and paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) with the equivalent MLs set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) and with those set in New Zealand.

MLs for marine biotoxins are necessary in order to protect public health and safety, as marine biotoxins cause serious and sometimes long-term toxicity in humans.

The proposed changes are:

− Lower the ML for DST, expressed as okadaic acid equivalent, from 0.20 to 0.16 mg/kg in bivalve molluscs;

− Define PST in mg saxitoxin dihydrochloride equivalents/kg rather than mg saxitoxin equivalents/kg. The net effect of this change to a more specific reporting unit is to lower the ML for PST from 0.8 to approximately 0.6 mg/kg.

All applications to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, must be assessed in the context of the following objectives:

a. the protection of public health and safety;

b. the provision of adequate information relating to food to enable consumers to make informed choices; and

c. the prevention of misleading or deceptive conduct. FSANZ must also have regard to the promotion of consistency between domestic an international foods standards.

Product Foods (bivalve molluscs) sold in Australia (both imported and domestically produced)
Country Australia

File attach:
NAUS568.pdf

Orther Notice:


G/SPS/N/EGY/92/Add.7 - Food products
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G/SPS/N/UKR/224 - Draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Improving the Regulation of the Production and Circulation of Food Supplements"
G/SPS/N/CHL/790/Add.1 - Resolución Exenta No 4602/2024 que "Establece requisitos fitosanitarios para la importación de granos de canola (Brassica napus L., Brassica rapa L. y Brassica juncea (L.)) procedentes de Canadá y modifica Resolución No 8.308 de 2020" (Exempt Resolution No. 4602/2024 establishing phytosanitary requirements for the importation of canola (Brassica napus L., Brassica rapa L. and Brassica juncea (L.)) seeds from Canada and amending Resolution No. 8.308 of 2020)
G/SPS/N/CHN/1295/Add.1 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: General Principles for the Labeling of Prepackaged Food
G/SPS/N/CHN/1302 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Dried Fruit and Dried Vegetable
G/SPS/N/CHN/1303 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Milk Protein
G/SPS/N/CHN/1304 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Cake and Bread
G/SPS/N/CHN/1305 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive L-malic acid
G/SPS/N/CHN/1306 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Dibutyl hydroxytoluene (BHT)
G/SPS/N/CHN/1307 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Paprika Oleorein
G/SPS/N/CHN/1308 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Ammonium Carbonate
G/SPS/N/CHN/1309 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Acorn shell brown
G/SPS/N/CHN/1310 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Code of Practice for the reduction of 3-Monochloropropane-1,2- Diol Esters (3-MCPDEs) And Glycidyl Esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils.
G/SPS/N/CHN/1311 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Principle for the control of acrylamide contamination in food
G/SPS/N/CHN/1312 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods.
G/SPS/N/CHN/1313 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Cooked Meat
G/SPS/N/CHN/1314 - Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Quarantine of Medicinal Materials for Entry and Exit
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G/SPS/N/MAR/97/Add.1 - Projet de décret relatif à la qualité et à la sécurité sanitaire des aliments pour animaux (Draft Decree on the quality and safety of animal feed)
G/SPS/N/RUS/284 - Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission on Amendments to the Regulation on the Unified Procedure for Joint Inspections of Facilities and Sampling of Goods (Products) Subject to Veterinary Control (Supervision)
G/SPS/N/TUR/23/Rev.1/Add.1 - Regulation on Plant Quarantine
G/SPS/N/ARE/282, G/SPS/N/BHR/239, G/SPS/N/KWT/146, G/SPS/N/OMN/134, G/SPS/N/QAT/138, G/SPS/N/SAU/535, G/SPS/N/YEM/79 - Older infants and young children food
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G/SPS/N/CAN/1445/Add.2 - New measure prohibiting commercial dog imports from countries at high-risk for dog rabies
G/SPS/N/CHL/795 - Modificación del Decreto Supremo No 977/96, Ministerio de Salud, Reglamento Sanitario de los Alimentos, Título XVII de los azúcares y de la miel, Párrafo III de la miel, Artículos 391, 393, 393 BIS y 394 (Amendment to Ministry of Health Supreme Decree No. 977/96, Food Health Regulations, Section XVII on sugars and honey, paragraph III on honey, Articles 391, 393, 393 bis and 394)
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G/SPS/N/CHL/794 - Aprueba Procedimiento de Autorización de Compartimentos libres de enfermedades para las especies que se indican (Approval of the authorization procedure for disease-free compartments for the species indicated)
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G/SPS/N/EU/785 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1755 of 25 June 2024 concerning the authorisation of acetic acid, calcium acetate and sodium diacetate as feed additives for fish (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/AUS/590 - AusTreat.
G/SPS/N/EU/781 - Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards requirements for the import of used cooking oil (Text with EEA relevance)
G/SPS/N/EU/781 - Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards requirements for the import of used cooking oil (Text with EEA relevance)
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G/SPS/N/GBR/66 - Authorisation of four novel foods, new production method for two food additives, an extension of use of an authorised food additive, a new limit for ethylene oxide in all food additives and the removal of twenty-two flavouring substances
G/SPS/N/USA/3461 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities. Notice of filing of petition and request for comment
G/SPS/N/BDI/38/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/194/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/31/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/252/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/235/Add.1 - DEAS 1132: 2023, Natural vanilla extract — Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/39/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/195/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/32/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/253/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/236/Add.1 - DEAS 1131: 2023, Natural orange extract — Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/40/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/196/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/33/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/254/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/237/Add.1 - DEAS 1130: 2023, Natural coffee extract — Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/41/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/197/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/34/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/255/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/238/Add.1 - DEAS 1129: 2023, Natural cinnamon extract — Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/42/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/198/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/35/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/256/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/239/Add.1 - DEAS 1128: 2023, Food grade acesulfame potassium — Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/43/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/199/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/36/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/257/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/240/Add.1 - DEAS 75: 2023, Compounded cattle feeds — Specification, Third Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/44/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/200/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/37/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/258/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/241/Add.1 - DEAS 973 - 1: 2023, Compounded fish feed — Specification – Part 1: Tilapia and catfish feeds, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/45/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/201/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/38/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/259/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/242/Add.1 - DEAS 974:2023, Compounded dairy goat feed — Specification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/46/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/202/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/39/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/260/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/243/Add.1 - DEAS 90: 2023, Compounded poultry feed — Specification, Third Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/47/Add.1, G/SPS/N/KEN/203/Add.1, G/SPS/N/RWA/40/Add.1, G/SPS/N/TZA/261/Add.1, G/SPS/N/UGA/244/Add.1 - DEAS 55: 2023, Compounded pig feed — Specification, Third Edition
G/SPS/N/BRA/2212/Add.1 - Draft Resolution 1198, of 25 August 2023
G/SPS/N/CAN/1396/Add.2 - Repeal and replace of Feeds Regulations, 1983 with Feeds Regulations, 2024
G/SPS/N/IDN/149 - Draft Decree of the Chairman of the Indonesian Quarantine Authority Concerning Quarantine Documents And Seals