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Food regulation

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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How are food products regulated in Australia? Dietitians Association of Australia

How are food products regulated in Australia? Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)is responsible for setting food Standards in Australia and New Zealand and is part of the Australian Government Health and Ageing portfolio

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What are 'therapeutic goods'? | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Many of us use medicines or medical devices in our daily lives. When we:

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Taking leftover food home

If you do take food home from a food business, it is important you store and handle the food safely to avoid food poisoning.

Read more on WA Health website

ADF - Drug Facts - Caffeine

Caffeine is found in the seeds, nuts and leaves of plants, including: Coffea Arabica; Camelia sinensis; Cola acuminate; Theobroma cacao; Paulinia cupana.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Food - genetically modified (GM) - Better Health Channel

Some foods include ingredients that have been genetically modified (GM), or are made using ingredients derived from GM organisms.

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Food legislation breaches list of restaurants and food outlets

Food legislation breaches list of restaurants and food outlets. Once a food business has been prosecuted (found guilty in court) for not meeting safe food handling and sale legislation they are required to comply with the legislation.

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Fluoridated drinking water

Fluoride is found naturally in all water sources, including fresh and sea water. It is also found naturally in a wide range of food items including tea, fish and rice. It is a normal part of the diet, capable of providing nutritional benefits.

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Food additives | myVMC

Food additives are chemical substances added to foods to improve flavour, texture, colour, appearance and consistency, or as preservatives during manufacturing or processing. Herbs, spices, hops, salt, yeast, water, air and protein hydrolysates are excluded from this definition.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Nutrition and physical activity - Position statement - Cancer Council Australia

We know that overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet and drinking alcohol all contribute to cancer risk.

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Department of Health | The Gene Technology Agreement

The Gene Technology Agreement (GTA) is an inter-governmental agreement which sets out the understanding between Commonwealth, State and Territory governments regarding the establishment of a nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology.

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