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Standard 2.8.2 Food Standards as made
This Standard defines honey and sets certain compositional requirements for the product.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This Standard was made by the Australia New Zealand Food Authority on 20 December 2000.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(1), Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 s 82(2)
Registered 03 Oct 2008
Gazetted 20 Dec 2000
Date of repeal 01 Mar 2016
Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 5.1.1 - Revocation and Transitional Provisions - 2014 revision

Standard 2.8.2

Honey

 

Purpose

This Standard defines honey and sets certain compositional requirements for the product.  This Standard also makes the word ‘honey’ a prescribed name for the purposes of this Code.

Table of Provisions

 

1            Interpretation

2            Composition of honey

3            Prescribed name

Clauses

1            Interpretation

In this Code -

honey means the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of blossoms or from secretions of living parts of plants or excretions of plant sucking insects on the living parts of plants, which honey bees collect, transform and combine with specific substances of their own, store and leave in the honey comb to ripen and mature.

2            Composition for honey

Honey must contain -

(a)          no less than 60 % reducing sugars;  and

(b)          no more than 21 % moisture.

3            Prescribed name

The word ‘honey’ is a prescribed name.