Proposed changes to the Permissible Ingredients Determination: Low-negligible risk changes 2023-24

Closed 14 Sep 2023

Opened 3 Aug 2023

Results expected 1 Dec 2023


The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking feedback from interested parties on the proposed low-negligible risk changes to the Permissible Ingredients Determination. The proposed changes address the following issues:

  1. Curcuma species and curcumin and the risk of liver injury
  2. Green tea extract and the risk of liver injury
  3. Safe levels of benzophenone 
  4. Clarification of the requirements for soy phosphatidylserine-enriched ingredients
  5. Clarification of the requirements for Terminalia ferdinandiana

To view the details of the proposed changes and respond to this consultation, please click the link under 'View Consultation and Submit Response' at the bottom of this page.

You can respond to any or all of the proposed changes. Responses may be typed into the provided text boxes, or you can upload your response as a single or multiple PDF or Word document/s. 

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  1. Contact you if the TGA wants to seek clarification of issues raised in your submission or to check whether you consent to certain information that you have provided being made publicly available.
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Please do not include personal information about other individuals in the body of your submission. Personal information in this context means information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion. The TGA will not publish personal information about you/others without your/their consent unless authorised or required by law.

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The TGA may disclose your full name, work title, company/organisation and submission on the Internet (i.e. make this information publicly available) with your consent.

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  3. Identifying any text within your submission to remain confidential by having it clearly marked 'IN CONFIDENCE' and highlighted in grey.

Why your views matter

The TGA is requesting feedback to help ensure that the proposed changes are appropriate and support the safety and quality of listed and assessed listed medicines.

What happens next

All public submissions will be considered after the end of the consultation period.

Final decisions on the proposed changes will be published by Friday 1 December 2023. Public submissions received as part of the consultation may be published if consent was given.

Finalised changes will be included in an update to the Permissible Ingredients Determination on Friday 1 March 2024. A transition period of 12 months from the commencement of the new Determination will be provided to allow sponsors of existing listed and assessed listed medicines to bring their products into compliance. The transition period will end on Saturday 1 March 2025 unless otherwise specified.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Legislation
  • Regulatory policy
  • Non-prescription medicines