The kava standards was an urgent proposal to amend the kava standard in the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code. The amendments to the Code are effective immediately in Australia. New Zealand will undertake further engagement with the Pasifika community over the next 12 months while Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) evaluates the amendments. During this time, the previous standard will remain in place in New Zealand for 12 months.
FSANZ has 12 months to evaluate the amendments and either reaffirm them or prepare a new proposal to consider additional changes to the standard. This review must be completed by March 23, 2023.
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