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Health

Industrial Chemicals, Medicines and Therapeutic Goods, Poisons, Food Additives, Contaminants, Natural Toxicants

 

Department

Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) – http://www.health.gov.au/

 

Regulatory standard-setting bodies - food and therapeutic goods

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) –
http://www.f
oodstandards.gov.au/

Handles chemicals added to food to assist in food processing or to achieve a technological purpose in the food, such as colouring or flavouring, while other chemicals may occur naturally in food or be present as a result of contamination.

Therapeutic Goods Administration - http://www.tga.gov.au/

Therapeutic goods include prescription and non-prescription medicines (including over-the-counter and complementary medicines), medical devices (including some sterilants and disinfectants) and biologicals (including blood and blood products, tissue and cellular products). Because many medicines present a risk of poisoning if improperly used, they may also be scheduled as part of the available poison control mechanisms

National Coordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods (policy body) - http://www.tga.gov.au/about/committees-ncctg.htm

 

Assessment body - industrial chemicals

 

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) – http://www.nicnas.gov.au/

NICNAS regulates industrial chemicals – which are varied and cover substances such as dyes, solvents, adhesives, plastics, laboratory chemicals and paints, as well as chemicals used in cleaning products, cosmetics and toiletries. They are defined by exclusion: a substance is an industrial chemical if it is not an agricultural or veterinary product, medicine or medicinal product, food additive, contaminant or natural toxicant. Many industrial chemical products may present a risk of poisoning if improperly used, so they may – for example – require poisons scheduling as a control mechanism.

Ministerial councils

 

Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf
/Content/foodsecretariat-anz.htm

 

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (AHMC) Poisons Scheduling - http://www.ahmac.gov.au/site/home.aspx

 

Standing committees

 

Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
Content/foodsecretariat-standing.htm

 

Implementation Sub-Committee (ISC) of the FRSC - http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
content/foodsecretariat-isc.htm

 

Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) – http://www.ahmac.gov.au/site/home.aspx

 

Service providing bodies

 

Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) – http://www.tga.gov.au/about/committees-acmcs.htm

 

Office of Health Protection – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/
publishing.nsf/content/ohp-about.htm

 

Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/
ohp-ocs.htm

 

Acts and regulations

 

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/C2004A03939

 

National Health Act 1953
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/nha1953147/

 

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/
consol_act/tga1989191/

 

Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Cosmetics) Regulations 1991 – http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/num_reg_es/
tppisr1991n327786.html

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991http://www.acfs.go.th/km/download/
FoodStandands_A_NZ_1991.pdf

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Act 2007 http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2007A00098

 

Standards

 

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) – http://www.tga.gov.au/industry/scheduling-poisons-standard.htm

 

Australian Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products –http://www.tga.gov.au/industry/manuf-medicines-cgmp.htm

 

Cosmetics Standard 2007 – http://www.nicnas.gov.au/current_issues/cosmetics/
cosmetic_standard_pdf.pdf

 

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/

 

Classifications

 

ANZFA Food Safety: The priority classification system for food businesses – http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/scienceandeducation/
publications/thepriorityclassific352.cfm

 

Standards Australia – http://www.standards.org.au/

 

International bodies/treaties

 

Australia/New Zealand Food Standards Treaty 1996 –
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/other/dfat/
treaties/1996/12.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=
~%20new%20zealand

 

Codex Alimentarius Commission – http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp

 

NZ Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) – http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/

 

Ministry of Health (NZ) – http://www.health.govt.nz/

 

Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) – http://www.unitar.org/cwm/ghs

 

Environmental Protection Authority NZ ( includes ERMA - Environmemtal Risk Management Authority) -

http://www.epa.govt.nz/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

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