AWRS Advertising Compliance Services

Advertising Compliance Reviews (pre-vetting services) are a core offering of AWRS Advertising Compliance Reviews are a core service offered by AWRS. Over the past 20 years our Advertising Compliance Team have been working with sponsors to create impactful and compliant [...]

2020-05-28T05:04:30+00:00May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Has COVID-19 impacted on your ability to comply with TGO92?

As of the  1st September 2020 all listed medicines released for supply on or after this date must be labelled according to the labelling order TGO92. Any medicines labelled as per TGO69 after 1st September 2020 will be non-compliant and [...]

2020-05-28T00:46:15+00:00May 28th, 2020|Complementary Medicines, Listed Medicines, TGA|

What is your Food Recall Plan?

All food based businesses have a legal requirement to have an up-to-date written plan in place to manage a potential product recall.  FSANZ has developed a Food Recall Template which is an easy to follow, quick reference guide to creating [...]

2020-03-05T22:54:12+00:00March 5th, 2020|Foods, FSANZ|

FSANZ Launches Food Allergen Portal

Food allergies can be life threatening. Many sectors in the community have a role in assisting in managing food allergies including the food industry, health professionals and schools. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have launched a resource to provide [...]

2020-03-05T22:55:24+00:00March 5th, 2020|Foods, FSANZ|

New Permissible Indications Determination (No. 2) 2019

The Permissible Indication Determination (No. 2) 2019 has been published on the Federal Register of Legislation and commenced on the 14th November 2020. It replaces the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Indications) Determination (No. 1) 2019. New listings must comply with the updated requirements from the [...]

2020-04-23T10:20:38+00:00December 11th, 2019|Complementary Medicines, Listed Medicines|

New Permissible Ingredients Determination (No. 4) of 2019

The Permissible Ingredient Determination (No. 4 of 2019) has been published on the Federal Register of Legislation and commences 1st January 2020. It replaces the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Ingredients) Determination ( No.3) 2019. Key changes to note include; Products containing Andrographis [...]

2020-03-03T02:08:39+00:00December 11th, 2019|Complementary Medicines, Listed Medicines, Regulation, TGA|

Changes for Caffeine and Caffeine Containing Ingredients

Following a safety review on the ingredient caffeine, an amendment has been made to the Permissible Ingredients Determination. Safety concerns were raised in June 2019, when the TGA was contacted by the NSW Coroner's Court regarding the death of an individual [...]

Updates to the Permissible Indications Determination

The TGA has advised us that updates to the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Indications) Determination will be made in the next 2-3 weeks. The changes include; addition of 4 new indications changes to 32 existing indications to clarify/correct the wording of indications [...]

Adulteration Risk in Therapeutic Goods

The Macquarie Dictionary defines adulterate as: ‘to debase by adding inferior materials or elements; make impure by admixture; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production or marketing of (any professedly genuine article).’ The following listed medicine ingredients, [...]

Using ‘natural’ in advertising

The TGA has released guidance on the use of the term ‘natural’ when advertising medicines. The Advertising Code clearly states that marketing claims must not be misleading and must be truthful, valid and substantiated. Therefore, it is the advertiser’s responsibility [...]