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Standard 2.7.2 Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 101 – 2008
Administered by: Health
Registered 11 Dec 2009
Start Date 14 Aug 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Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 5.1.1 - Revocation and Transitional Provisions - 2014 revision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 2.7.2







This Standard defines the term ‘beer’ and permits the addition of specified foods during its manufacture.


Table of Provisions


1            Interpretation

2            Addition of other foods during production




1            Interpretation


In this Standard –


beer means the product, characterised by the presence of hops or preparations of hops, prepared by the yeast fermentation of an aqueous extract of malted or unmalted cereals, or both.


a reference to beer includes a reference to ‘ale’, ‘lager’, ‘pilsener’, ‘porter’ and ‘stout’.


2            Addition of other foods during production


The following foods may be added to beer during production -


(a)          cereal products or other sources of carbohydrate; and

(b)          sugar; and

(c)          salt; and

(d)          herbs and spices.


Editorial note:


See Standard 1.3.1 – Food Additives and Standard 1.3.3 – Processing Aids for the respective requirements for additives and processing aids.  See Standard 2.7.1 – Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages and Food containing Alcohol for specific labelling requirements for alcoholic beverages.