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This instrument amends food standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Administered by: Health
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(1), Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 s 82(2)
Registered 15 Jan 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Feb-2009
Tabled Senate03-Feb-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 105 – 2009

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

 

Preamble

 

The variations set forth in the Schedule below are variations to Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. P 27, on 27 August 1987, which have been varied from time to time.

 

Citation

 

These variations may be collectively known as the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 105 – 2009.

 

Commencement

 

These variations commence on 15 January 2009.

 

Note:  These variations were published in the Commonwealth of Australia Food Standards Gazette No. FSC 47 on 15 January 2009.

SCHEDULE

 

[1]          Standard 1.1.1 is varied by

 

[1.1]       inserting in clause 2

 

galacto-oligosaccharides means a mixture of those substances produced from lactose by enzymatic action, comprised of between two and eight saccharide units, with one of these units being a terminal glucose and the remaining saccharide units being galactose, and disaccharides comprised of two units of galactose.

 

inulin-derived substances means mixtures of polymers of fructose with predominantly β (2→1) fructosyl-fructose linkages, with or without a terminal glucose molecule and includes inulin, but does not include those polymers of fructose produced from sucrose by enzymatic action.

 

[1.2]       inserting after clause 9

 

9A          Certain substances not nutritive substances

 

Inulin-derived substances are taken not to be nutritive substances.

 

[2]          Standard 1.4.1 is varied by omitting from the Table to clause 2, under the heading Cadmium, the entry for Peanuts, substituting

 

Peanuts

0.5

 

[3]          Standard 1.4.2 is varied by


[3.1]       omitting from Schedule 1 the chemical residue definition for the chemical appearing in Column 1 of the Table to this sub-item, substituting the chemical residue definition appearing in Column 2

 

Column 1

Column 2

Clothianidin

Clothianidin

 

[3.2]       inserting in Schedule 1 –

 


Dimethenamid-P

Sum of dimethenamid-P and its (R)-isomer

Common bean (pods and/or immature seeds)

*0.02

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.01

Eggs

*0.01

Maize

*0.02

Meat (mammalian)

*0.01

Milks

*0.01

Peas

*0.02

Poppy seed

*0.01

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.01

Poultry meat

*0.01

Pulses

*0.02

Pumpkins

*0.02

Sweet corn (corn-on-the-cob)

*0.02

 

 

Sulfuryl fluoride

Sulfuryl fluoride

Cereal grains

0.05

Dried fruits

0.07

Peanut

7

Tree nuts

7

 

 


 

[3.3]       omitting from Schedule 1 the foods and associated MRLs for each of the following chemicals –

 


Bifenthrin

Bifenthrin

Lettuce, head

T2

 

 

Clothianidin

Commodities of plant origin:  Clothianidin

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of clothianidin, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylguanidine, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylurea, and the pyruvate derivative of N-(2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N’-methylguanidine expressed as clothianidin

Meat (mammalian) (in the fat)

T*0.02

 

 

Fluorine (inorganic salts)

Fluoride ion

Fruit

7

Vegetables

7

 

 

Glyphosate

Sum of glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) metabolite, expressed as glyphosate

Oilseed [except cotton and rape seed]

*0.1

 

 

Maldison

Maldison

Vegetables [except as otherwise listed under this chemical]

2

 

 

Methomyl

Sum of methomyl and methyl hydroxythioacetimidate (‘methomyl oxime’), expressed as methomyl

see also thiodicarb

Bergamot

T5

Burnet, salad

T5

Chervil

T5

Coriander (leaves, stem, roots)

T10

Coriander, seed

T5

Dill, seed

T5

Fennel, seed

T5

Galangal, Greater

T*0.02

Kaffir lime leaves

T5

Lemon grass

T5

Lemon verbena (dry leaves)

T5

Mizuna

T5

Rose and dianthus (edible flowers)

T5

Rucola (rocket)

T5

Turmeric, root

T*0.02

 

 

Ractopamine

Ractopamine

Cattle fat

T*0.02

Cattle kidney

T0.1

Cattle meat

T*0.02

 

 


 

[3.4]       inserting in alphabetical order in Schedule 1, the foods and associated MRLs for each of the following chemicals –

 


Azoxystrobin

Azoxystrobin

Maize

T*0.01

 

 

Bifenazate

Sum of bifenazate and bifenazate diazene (diazenecarboxylic acid, 2-(4-methoxy-[1,1’-biphenyl-3-yl] 1-methylethyl ester), expressed as bifenazate

Peas

T0.5

 

 

Bifenthrin

Bifenthrin

Leafy vegetables [except chervil; mizuna; rucola (rocket)]

T2

 

 

Closantel

Closantel

Cattle fat

T3

Cattle kidney

T3

Cattle liver

T1

Cattle muscle

T1

 

 

Clothianidin

Commodities of plant origin:  Clothianidin

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of clothianidin, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylguanidine, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylurea, and the pyruvate derivative of N-(2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N’-methylguanidine expressed as clothianidin

Eggs

*0.02

Meat (mammalian)

*0.02

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.02

Poultry meat

*0.02

 

 

Cyanamide

Cyanamide

Apple

*0.02

Blueberries

*0.05

 

 

Cyprodinil

Cyprodinil

Cucumber

T0.2

Lettuce, head

T10

Peppers, Sweet

T0.5

 

 

Florfenicol

Sum of florfenicol and its metabolites florfenicol alcohol, florfenicol oxamic acid, monochloroflorfenicol and florfenicol amine expressed as florfenicol amine

Fish

T0.5

 

 

Fludioxonil

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of fludioxonil and oxidisable metabolites, expressed as fludioxonil

Commodities of plant origin:  Fludioxonil

Cucumber

T0.3

Lettuce, head

T10

Peppers, Sweet

T2

 

 

Fluorine (inorganic salts)

Fluoride ion

Dried fruits

5

Grapes

7

Peanut

30

Tree nuts

30

Wheat germ

10

 

 

Glyphosate

Sum of glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) metabolite, expressed as glyphosate

Linseed

T5

Oilseed [except cotton seed; linseed; rape seed]

T*0.1

 

 

Isoxaben

Isoxaben

Barley

*0.01

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.01

Eggs

*0.01

Meat (mammalian)

*0.01

Milks

*0.01

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.01

Poultry meat

*0.01

Triticale

*0.01

Wheat

*0.01

 

 

Maldison

Maldison

Shallot

T5

Spring onion

T5

Vegetables [except beans (dry); cauliflower; chard (silverbeet); egg plant; garden pea; kale; kohlrabi; lentil (dry); peppers, sweet; root and tuber vegetables; shallot; spring onion; tomato; turnip, garden]

2

 

 

Phosphorous acid

Phosphorous acid

Flowerhead brassicas

T50

 

 

Propiconazole

Propiconazole

Spinach

T0.1

 

 

Prosulfocarb

Prosulfocarb

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.02

Eggs

*0.02

Meat (mammalian)

*0.02

Milks

*0.02

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.02

Poultry meat

*0.02

 

 

Thiamethoxam

Commodities of plant origin:  Thiamethoxam

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of thiamethoxam and N-(2-chloro-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N’-methyl-N’-nitro-guanidine, expressed as thiamethoxam

Sugar cane

T*0.02

 

 

Toltrazuril

Sum of toltrazuril, its sulfoxide and sulfone, expressed as toltrazuril

Cattle fat

1

Cattle kidney

1

Cattle liver

2

Cattle muscle

0.25

 

 

Tolylfluanid

Tolylfluanid

Cucumber

T2

 

 


 

[3.5]       omitting from Schedule 1, under the entries for the following chemicals, the Maximum Residue Limit for the food, substituting –

 


Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos

Parsley

0.05

 

 

Clothianidin

Commodities of plant origin:  Clothianidin

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of clothianidin, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylguanidine, 2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethylurea, and the pyruvate derivative of N-(2-chlorothiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N’-methylguanidine expressed as clothianidin

Apple

0.5

Banana

*0.02

Cotton seed

*0.02

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.02

Milks

*0.01

Nectarine

2

Peach

2

Pear

0.5

 

 

Fludioxonil

Commodities of animal origin:  Sum of fludioxonil and oxidisable metabolites, expressed as fludioxonil

Commodities of plant origin:  Fludioxonil

Sorghum

*0.01

 

 

Metsulfuron-methyl

Metsulfuron-methyl

Linseed

*0.02

 

 

Prosulfocarb

Prosulfocarb

Barley

*0.01

Wheat

*0.01

 

 

Prothioconazole

Commodities of plant origin:  Sum of prothioconazole and prothioconazole desthio (2-(1-chlorocyclopropyl)-1-(2-chlorophenyl)-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol), expressed as prothioconazole

Commodities of animal origin: Sum of prothioconazole, prothioconazole desthio (2-(1-chlorocyclopropyl)-1-(2-chlorophenyl)-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol), prothioconazole-3-hydroxy-desthio (2-(1-chlorocyclopropyl)-1-(2-chloro-3-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol) and prothioconazole-4-hydroxy-desthio (2-(1-chlorocyclopropyl)-1-(2-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol), expressed as prothioconazole

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.05

Eggs

*0.01

Meat (mammalian) (in the fat)

*0.01

Milks

*0.004

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.05

Poultry meat (in the fat)

*0.05

Wheat

*0.05

 

 

Pyrasulfotole

Sum of pyrasulfotole and (5-hydroxy-3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)[2-mesyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]methanone, expressed as pyrasulfotole

Cereal bran, unprocessed

0.03

Cereal grains

*0.02

Edible offal (mammalian)

0.5

Eggs

*0.01

Meat (mammalian)

*0.01

Milks

*0.01

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.01

Poultry meat

*0.01

 

 


 

[4]          Standard 2.9.1 is varied by

 

[4.1]       inserting after clause 9

 

9A          Permitted inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides

 

(1)          Infant formula product may contain no more than –

 

(a)          110 mg per 100 kJ of inulin-derived substances; or

(b)          290 mg per 100 kJ of galacto-oligosaccharides; or

(c)          290 mg per 100 kJ of combined inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides, where the inulin-derived substances is no more than
110 mg per 100 kJ.

 

(2)          For subclause (1) the maximum permitted amount only applies when the substances are added.  In that case the maximum permitted amount then applies to the sum of the naturally occurring and the added substances.

 

[4.2]       omitting paragraph 16(1)(c), substituting

 

(c)          the average amount of each vitamin, mineral and any other nutritive substance permitted by this Standard expressed in weight per 100 mL; and

(d)          when added, the average amount of –

 

(i)           a combination of inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides; or

(ii)          inulin-derived substances; or

(iii)          galacto-oligosaccharides

 

expressed in weight per 100 mL.

 

[4.3]       omitting paragraph 16(2)(d), substituting

 

(d)          a declaration –

 

(i)           of the weight of one scoop in the case of powdered infant formula; and


(ii)          of the proportion of powder or concentrate required to reconstitute the formula according to directions; and

 

(e)          when added, the average amount of –

 

(i)           a combination of inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides; or

(ii)          inulin-derived substances; or

(iii)          galacto-oligosaccharides

 

expressed in weight per 100 mL.

 

[4.4]       omitting clause 20, substituting

 

(1)          The label on a package of infant formula product must not contain –

 

(a)          a picture of an infant; or

(b)          a picture that idealises the use of infant formula product; or

(c)          the word ‘humanised’ or ‘maternalised’ or any word or words having the same or similar effect; or

(d)          words claiming that the formula is suitable for all infants; or

(e)          information relating to the nutritional content of human milk; or

(f)           subject to clause 28, a reference to the presence of any nutrient or nutritive substance, except for a reference to a nutrient or nutritive substance in –

 

(i)           clause 30 – claims relating to lactose free formula or low lactose formula; or

(ii)          Standard 1.2.4 – Labelling of Ingredients; or

(iii)          clause 16 – declaration of nutrition information; or

 

(g)          subject to Division 3, a representation that the food is suitable for a particular condition, disease or disorder.

 

(2)          Subject to clause 28, the label on a package of infant formula product must not contain a reference to inulin-derived substances or galacto-oligosaccharides except for a reference to either substances in –

 

(a)          a statement of ingredients; or

(b)          the nutrition information statement.

 

[4.5]       omitting the Nutrition Information table in the Guidelines for Infant Formula Products, substituting

 


NUTRITION INFORMATION

 

 

Average amount per 100 mL made up formula *1

Average amount per 100 g of powder (or per 100 mL for liquid concentrate) *2

 

 

 

Energy

kJ

kJ

 

 

 

Protein

g

g

Fat

g

g

Carbohydrate

g

g

 

 

 

Vitamin A

mg

mg

Vitamin B6

mg

mg

Vitamin B12

mg

mg

Vitamin C

mg

mg

Vitamin D

mg

mg

Vitamin E

mg

mg

Vitamin K

mg

mg

Biotin

mg

mg

Niacin

mg

mg

Folate

mg

mg

Pantothenic acid

mg

mg

Riboflavin

mg

mg

Thiamin

mg

mg

 

 

 

Calcium

mg

mg

Copper

mg

mg

Iodine

mg

mg

Iron

mg

mg

Magnesium

mg

mg

Manganese

mg

mg

Phosphorus

mg

mg

Selenium

mg

mg

Zinc

mg

mg

 

 

 

Chloride

mg

mg

Potassium

mg

mg

Sodium

mg

mg

 

 

 

(insert any other nutritive substance or inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides to be declared)

g, mg, mg

g, mg, mg

*1 – Delete the words ‘made up formula’ in the case of formulas sold in ‘ready to drink’ form.

*2 – Delete this column in the case of formulas sold in ‘ready to drink’ form.

 

[4.6]       deleting the Note at the end of the Nutrition Information table in the Guidelines for Infant Formula Products

 

[5]          Standard 2.9.2 is varied by

 

[5.1]       omitting paragraph 2(2)(b) substituting

 

(b)          lactic acid producing cultures; and


(c)          either singularly or in combination, no more than 0.8 g/ 100 g of inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides, as consumed.

 

(3)          For paragraph 2(2)(c) the maximum permitted amount only applies when the substances are added. In that case the maximum permitted amount then applies to the sum of the naturally occurring and the added substances.

 

[5.2]       omitting subclause 2(3) and the heading to the Table to paragraph 2(3)(c), substituting

 

(4)          Food for infants must not contain –

 

(a)          more than 50 mg/100 g of total iron in cereal-based food on a moisture free basis; or

(b)          honey, unless it has been treated to inactivate Clostridium botulinum spores; or

(c)          more than the total quantity of sodium set out in column 2 of the Table to this paragraph for  each particular type of food for infants; or

(d)          added salt, in the case of ready-to-eat fruit-based foods, fruit drink and vegetable juice.

 

Table to paragraph 2(4)(c)

 

[5.3]       omitting subclause 2(4) and the Editorial note, substituting

 

(5)          Food for infants intended for infants under the age of 6 months must be formulated and manufactured to a consistency that minimises the risk of choking.

 

Editorial note:

 

The intent of subclause (5) is to ensure that the food, except in the case of rusks, should have a texture that is soft and free of lumps.

 

[6]          Standard 2.9.3 is varied by inserting in clause 6

 

(4)          Formulated supplementary foods for young children may contain singularly or in combination, no more than 1.6 g of inulin-derived substances and galacto-oligosaccharides per serving.

 

(5)          For subclause 6(4) the maximum permitted amount only applies when the substances are added.  In that case the maximum permitted amount then applies to the sum of the naturally-occurring and the added substances.