Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Standard 1.2.2 Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (up to Amendment No. 100)
Administered by: Health
Registered 30 Oct 2009
Start Date 10 Jul 2008
End Date 01 Mar 2016
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Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 5.1.1 - Revocation and Transitional Provisions - 2014 revision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 1.2.2

 

Food Identification Requirements

 

 

Purpose

 

This Standard requires that certain information must be included on the label on a food in order to be able to identify the food in question.  Where the food is not required to bear a label pursuant to clause 2 of Standard 1.2.1 that same information is required to be displayed on or in connection with the food, or provided to the purchaser upon request.  The labels on a package of food for retail sale, other than in the circumstances listed in Standard 1.2.1 must include, in addition to the information prescribed in this Standard, the information prescribed elsewhere in Part 1.2 of this Code.

 

Table of Provisions

 

1            Name of food

2            Lot identification

3            Name and address of supplier

 

Clauses

 

1            Name of food

 

(1)          The label on a package of food must include –

 

(a)          the prescribed name of the food, where the name of a food is declared in this Code to be a prescribed name; and

(b)          in any other case, a name or a description of the food sufficient to indicate the true nature of the food.

 

(2)          Where a food is not required to bear a label pursuant to clause 2 of Standard 1.2.1 –

 

(a)          the prescribed name of the food, where the name of a food is declared in this Code to be a prescribed name; and

(b)          in any other case, a name or a description of the food sufficient to indicate the true nature of the food;

 

must be –

 

(c)          displayed on or in connection with the display of the food; or

(d)          provided to the purchaser upon request.

 

(3)          For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(b) and 2(b), the definitions of certain foods as set out in Chapter 2 of this Code, do not of themselves establish the name of the food.

 


Editorial note:

 

For example, the definitions for –

 

1.           Bread in Standard 2.1.1

2.           Fermented milk in Standard 2.5.3

3.           Ice cream in Standard 2.5.6

 

2            Lot identification

 

The label on a package of food must include its lot identification, unless the food is –

 

(a)          an individual portion of ice cream or ice confection; or

(b)          in small packages, and the bulk packages and the bulk container in which the food is stored or displayed for sale includes lot identification.

 

3            Name and address of supplier

 

(1)          The label on a package of food must include the name and business address in Australia or New Zealand, of the supplier of the food.

 

(2)          A vending machine from which food is sold must clearly display in a prominent place on, or in the vending machine, the name and business address in Australia or New Zealand, of the supplier of the food.

 

(3)          The label on a hamper must include the name and business address in Australia or New Zealand, of the supplier of the food.

 

Editorial note:

 

‘Supplier’ is defined in Standard 1.1.1 to include the packer, manufacturer, vendor or importer of the food in question.