Standards Australia has two committees working in this area which include CFA representatives. With recent controversy on claims made by a sunscreen without nano particles, the work of the committees is as important as ever. CS-042 Sunscreen Agents is currently revising AS/NZ 2604:1998 Sunscreen products: evaluation & classification with the aim to bring it more…Read More Sunscreen and nano tech – safety and consumers’ right to know?
The ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation, a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The work of preparing international standards is normally carried out through ISO Technical Committees. The ISO has many technical committees (TCs) and TC 229 deals with nanotechnologies, the application of scientific knowledge to manipulate and control matter in the nanoscale.…Read More Nanotechnology and ISO
A new Australian Standard AS 5264 Olive oils and olive-pomace oils was published on 20 July 2011. The purpose of the Standard is to provide consumers with a clear indication of the nature and style of olive oils and olive-pomace oils they are purchasing and to prevent substitution of inferior quality olive oil or other…Read More CFA welcomes new Olive Oil Standard
Standards Australia is developing a new standard, DR AS/NZS 5377 – Collection, storage, transport and treatment of e-waste. This standard is intended to guide industry in complying with Product Stewardship legislation expected to pass through federal parliament this year. The legislation is part of the government’s National Waste Policy which aims to minimise dumping of…Read More Proposed new standard for e-waste
Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and perform the way they were intended to. They establish the common language which defines quality and safety criteria. We all rely on an objective, rigorous set of Standards to ensure the products and systems we…Read More Standards update March 2011
FT-034 Olive Oils The objective of the Olive Oil Standard is to provide industry with quality criteria and testing procedures; provide consumers with a clear indication of the nature and style of olive oil they are purchasing and to prevent substitution of inferior olive oil or other (non-olive) oils in olive oil sold in Australia. …Read More Olive oil standard progress
New Standard EV-019 E-Waste Standards Australia is about to embark on a project to develop a new Australian Standard for the collection, storage, transport and treatment of electronic waste in Australia. CFA nominated Michael Hassett as the Consumer Federation of Australia representative for this Committees.Read More New standard to be drafted on E-Waste