Australia New Zealand Food Authority Food Standards The Australia New Zealand Food Authority advises progress on the following matters relating to the Australian Food Standards Code. You can get further information on these matters in information papers which are available from: The Information Officer Australia New Zealand Food Authority P.O. Box 10-559 WELLINGTON 6036 Telephone: (04) 473 9942 Facsimile: (04) 473 9855 Email: anzfa.nzanzfa.gov.au Matters at Full Assessment The authority has made a preliminary assessment, accepted the following application and will now make a full assessment of it: Sulphur Dioxide in Longans (A351). An application from the Far North Queensland Longan Growers' Association Inc received on 6 October 1997, to permit the post harvest treatment of longans with sulphur dioxide. You are invited to present written submissions to the authority on matters relevant to this application, including the potential regulatory impact on consumers, industry and government, by 30 January 1998. The information paper on this matter provides further information, including advice on the authority's policy regarding submissions. Matters at Inquiry The authority will conduct an inquiry into the draft standards or variations to standards prepared at full assessment of the following proposals: Statement of Ingredients (P143). A proposal to review the requirements for the statement of ingredients on the labels of food. Edible Oils (P162). A proposal to review standards applying to edible oils. With respect to this proposal the authority is satisfied that it raises issues of minor significance and complexity and has decided to omit to invite public submissions prior to making a full assessment. You are invited to present written submissions to the authority on matters relevant to these proposals, including the potential regulatory impact on consumers, industry and government, by 30 January 1998 for proposal P143, and 27 February 1998 for proposal P162. The information papers on these matters provides further information, including advice on the authority's policy regarding submissions.