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Review of the kava standard declared urgent

Australia

Dec 17, 2021

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for public comment on proposed changes to the food standard regulating kava use.

FSANZ has reviewed the kava standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to support a Federal Government pilot program which will allow commercial importation of kava into Australia to build stronger cultural and economic ties with Pacific Island nations.

In its review, FSANZ aims to clarify the existing permissions for kava in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to:

  • Limit the preparation and consumption of kava beverages to traditional use, and
  • Ensure that food additives and processing aids may not be added to dried or raw kava root or kava beverages.

 

Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the  Link

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