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Standard 2.5.6 Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Food Standards (Proposal P1013 – Code Maintenance IX) Variation
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Aug 2011
Start Date 11 Jul 2011
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Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 5.1.1 - Revocation and Transitional Provisions - 2014 revision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 2.5.6


Ice Cream





This Standard defines the term ‘ice cream’ and contains a specific compositional requirement for the product. 


Editorial note:


The Australian processing requirements for ice cream are contained in Standard 4.2.4.


New Zealand has its own processing requirements for milk and milk products.


Table of Provisions


1             Interpretation

2             Composition




1             Interpretation


In this Code –


ice cream means a sweet frozen food made from cream or milk products or both, and other foods, and is generally aerated.


2             Composition


Ice cream must contain no less than –


(a)          100 g/kg of milk fat; and

(b)          168 g/litre of food solids.


Editorial note:


See Standard 1.2.4 – Labelling of Ingredients for requirements for the declaration of animal fats or oils in ice cream.