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This instrument amends the 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 94
Registered 10 Oct 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Oct-2012
Tabled Senate11-Oct-2012
Date of repeal 12 Oct 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

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Food Standards (Proposal P1021 – Code Maintenance X) Variation

 

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this variation under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.  The Standard commences on the date specified in clause 3 of this variation.

 

The Editorial notes and Examples in this instrument have been provided for completeness only.  They are not part of the approval of the amendments to the Standards.

 

Editorial notes and Examples are not, by virtue of the definition of “standard” in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991, part of the a draft standard and therefore not subject to the standards development process under Part 3 of that Act.

 

Dated 4 October 2012

Standards Management Officer

Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 


 

1             Name

 

This instrument is the Food Standards (Proposal P1021 – Code Maintenance X) Variation.

 

2             Variation to Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

 

The Schedule varies the Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

 

3             Commencement

 

These variations commence on 11 October 2012, except for Items [3.1], [3.3], [6.3], [6.5], [6.7], and [6.10] which commence on 11 October 2014.

 

SCHEDULE

 

[1]           Standard 1.1.1 is varied by omitting from subclause 16(1) “2010” and substituting “2012”

 

[2]           Standard 1.2.1 is varied by omitting from paragraph 2(2)(k) “clause 3” and substituting “clause 2”

 

[3]           Standard 1.2.4 is varied by

 

[3.1]        omitting from Part 1 of Schedule 2

 

“Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

306”

 

[3.2]        inserting in Part 1 of Schedule 2 in alphabetical order

 

“Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

307b”

 

[3.3]        inserting at the end of Part 1 of the Schedule 2

 

Editorial note:

 

The permissions for food additive Tocopherols, concentrate mixed with INS Number 306 will be repealed 2 years after the date of gazettal of the Food Standards (Proposal P1021 – Code Maintenance X) Variation.

 

[3.4]        omitting from Part 2 of Schedule 2

 

“Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

306”

 

[3.5]        inserting in Part 2 of Schedule 2 in numerical order

 

“Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

307b”

 

[3.6]        omitting from Schedule 2

 

“470

Aluminium, calcium, sodium magnesium potassium and ammonium salts of fatty acids”

 

(twice occurring) and substituting

 

“470

Fatty acid salts of aluminium, ammonia, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium”

 

[3.7]        inserting at the end of Part 1 of the Schedule 1

Editorial note:

 

The permissions for food additive Tocopherols, concentrate mixed with INS Number 306 will be repealed 2 years after the date of gazettal of the Food Standards (Proposal P1021 – Code Maintenance X) Variation.

[4]           Standard 1.2.5 is varied by omitting from the Examples to subclause 5(4) “paragraph” (wherever occurring) and substituting “subclause

 

[5]           Standard 1.2.8 is varied by

 

[5.1]        inserting in paragraph 3(l) “, ice” after “water” (first occurring)

 

[5.2]        omitting from subclause 5(7)

 

“Dietary fibre, total

                – **

g

g

g

g”

 

and substituting

 

“Dietary fibre, total

   – *

g

g

g

g”

 

[6]           Standard 1.3.1 is varied by

 

[6.1]        omitting from the Table of Provisions “Permitted synthetic flavourings” and substituting “Permitted flavouring substances”

 

[6.2]        omitting subclause 5(3) and substituting

 

“(3)          To calculate the steviol equivalent levels for a steviol glycoside, the following equation is used –

 

 

where –

 

[SE]        =        concentration as steviol equivalents

[SG]        =        concentration of individual steviol glycoside

CF          =        Conversion Factor as listed in the Table for the corresponding steviol glycoside

 

Table to subclause 5(3)

 

Column 1

Column 2

Steviol glycoside

Conversion factor

Dulcoside A

0.40

Rebaudioside A

0.33

Rebaudioside B

0.40

Rebaudioside C

0.33

Rebaudioside D

0.28

Rebaudioside F

0.34

Rubusoside

0.50

Steviol

1.00

Steviolbioside

0.50

Stevioside

0.40

 


 

Examples:

 

Example 1 – Calculating steviol equivalents for a single glycoside

 

A preparation of 100 mg/kg of Rebaudioside B contains 100 x 0.40 = 40 mg/kg steviol equivalents.

 

Example 2 – Calculating steviol equivalents for a mixture of glycosides

 

For a preparation containing 100 mg/kg of a mixture of 90% Stevioside, 5% Rebaudioside B and 5% Rebaudioside A, the steviol equivalent is

 

=

 

=

 

=  

 

=

 

Example 3 – Calculating the maximum permitted level (MPL) of a steviol glycoside preparation

 

To calculate the MPL of a steviol glycoside preparation which contains 90% Stevioside, 5% Rebaudioside B and 5% Rebaudioside A, in a food where the permission is 160 mg/kg (steviol equivalents).

 

[SE] = 160 mg/kg          [Stevioside] = 0.9 x MPL           [Rebaudioside B] = 0.05 x MPL

[Rebaudioside A] = 0.05 x MPL

 

Substituting into the equation

 

 

We get:

 

 

Therefore,

 

 

[6.3]        omitting from Schedule 1 Category 0.1 Preparations of food additives

 

306

Tocopherols concentrate mixed

GMP

 

 

 

[6.4]        inserting in numerical order in Schedule 1 Category 0.1 Preparations of food additives

 

307b

Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

GMP

 

 

 

[6.5]        omitting from Schedule 1 Category 2 EDIBLE OILS AND OIL EMULSIONS

 

306

Tocopherols concentrate mixed

GMP

 

 

 

[6.6]        inserting in numerical order in Schedule 1 Category 2 EDIBLE OILS AND OIL EMULSIONS

 

307b

Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

GMP

 

 

 

[6.7]        omitting from Schedule 1 Category 13.1 Infant formula products

306

Tocopherols concentrate mixed

10

mg/L

 

 

[6.8]        inserting in numerical order in Schedule 1 Category 13.1 Infant formula products

 

307b

Tocopherols concentrate, mixed

10

mg/L

 

 

[6.9]        omitting from Schedule 1 Category 13.2 Foods for infants

 

306

Tocopherols, concentrate mixed

300

mg/kg

 

of fat in total.

 

307

Tocopherols, d-alpha-, concentrate

300

mg/kg

 

Clause 6(1) applies”

 

and substituting

 

306

Tocopherols, concentrate mixed

300

mg/kg

 

of fat

307

Tocopherols, d-alpha-, concentrate

300

mg/kg

 

of fat

 

307b

Tocopherols, concentrate mixed

300

mg/kg

 

of fat”

 

[6.10]      omitting from Schedule 1 Category 13.2 Foods for infants

 

306

Tocopherols, concentrate mixed

300

mg/kg

 

of fat”

 

[6.11]      omitting from Schedule 1 Category 20.2 Food other than beverages “blanc mange” and substituting “blancmange

 

[6.12]      inserting at the end of Schedule 1

 

Editorial note:

 

The permissions for food additive Tocopherols, concentrate mixed with INS Number 306 will be repealed 2 years after the date of gazettal of the Food Standards (Proposal P1021 – Code Maintenance X) Variation.

 

[6.13]      omitting from Schedule 2 Numeric Listing “961-” and substituting “961”

 

[6.14]      omitting from Schedule 2

 

“470

Aluminium, calcium, sodium magnesium potassium and ammonium salts of fatty acids”

 

(twice occurring) and substituting

 

“470

Fatty acid salts of aluminium, ammonia, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium”

 

[6.15]      omitting from the headings to Schedules 2, 3 and 4 “Numeric Listing” and substituting “Numerical Listing

 

[7]           Standard 1.3.3 is varied by

 

[7.1]        omitting from the Table to clause 8 “dimethylaminopro-pylamine” (twice occurring) and substituting “dimethylaminopropylamine

 

[7.2]        omitting the Editorial note to clause 9 and substituting

 


 

Editorial note:

 

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is currently reviewing mineral oils, including white mineral oil.  To ensure consistency with the outcomes of this review, FSANZ will review the permission and nomenclature for white mineral oil once the JECFA review is completed.

 

[7.3]        omitting from the Table to clause 13

 

“Dimethyl ether

All foods except dairy ingredients and dairy products

2

Dimethyl ether

Dairy ingredients and dairy products

2”

 

and substituting

 

“Dimethyl ether

All foods

2”

 

[7.4]        omitting from the Table to clause 16

 

“Bromelain

EC 3.4.22.4

Pineapple stem (Ananas comosus)”

 

and substituting

 

“Stem bromelain

EC 3.4.22.32

Pineapple stem (Ananas comosus)

Fruit bromelain

EC 3.4.22.33

Pineapple fruit (Ananas comosus)”

 

[7.5]        omitting from the Table to clause 17 “Lactocococcus and substituting “Lactococcus

 

[7.6]        omitting from the Table to clause 17 “Microccocus” and substituting “Micrococcus

 

[7.7]        omitting from the Table to clause 17 “Rhizophus” (twice occurring) and substituting “Rhizopus

 

[7.8]        omitting from the Table to clause 17 “amyloliquifaciens” and substituting “amyloliquefaciens

 

[7.9]        omitting from the second Editorial note to clause 17 “Microccocus luteus” and substituting “Micrococcus luteus

 

[8]           Standard 1.3.4 is varied by

 

[8.1]        inserting in paragraph 2(b) “and FAO JECFA Monographs 11 (2011)” after “and FAO JECFA Monographs 10 (2010)”

 

[8.2]        omitting paragraph 2(c) and substituting

 

“(c)         Food Chemicals Codex (8th Edition) published by Unites States Pharmacopoeia (2012).”

 

[8.3]        omitting from the Specifications for nucleotides in the Schedule

 

“Inosine – 5′ monophosphate disodium salt (IMP)

 

1.            Empirical chemical formula: C10H11N4Na2O8P·7.5H2O

 


 

In addition the compound must be of the 5 species, ie the disodium monophosphate structure is attached to the fifth carbon in the central structure.

 

2.            Molecular weight: 527.25

 

3.            Structure/ Physical character: Occurs as a colourless or white crystal or as a white crystalline powder.  It is odourless and has a characteristic taste.

 

4.            Solubility: 24 g is soluble in 100 g of water at 20ºC; is stable in acid liquids under the identical conditions”

 

[8.4]        omitting from the Specifications for nucleotides in the Schedule

 

“Guanosine – 5′ monophosphate disodium salt (GMP)

 

1.            Empirical chemical formula: C10H12N5Na2O8P·7.5OH2O

 

In addition the compound must be of the 5 species, ie the disodiummonophosphate structure is attached to the fifth carbon in the central structure.

 

2.            Molecular weight: 533.26

 

3.            Structure/ Physical character: Occurs as a colourless or white crystal or as a white crystalline powder.  It is odourless and has a characteristic taste.

 

4.            Solubility: 20 g is soluble in 100 g of water at 20ºC; becomes gelatinous in acid liquids under the identical conditions”

 

[9]           Standard 1.4.1 is varied by

 

[9.1]        omitting from the Purpose “a ML” and substituting “an ML”

 

[9.2]        omitting from the Purpose “A ML” and substituting “An ML”

 

[9.3]        omitting from the Table to clause 5 “The ML for Tutin to cease on 31 March 2011”

 

[10]         Standard 1.5.2 is varied by inserting in Item 1.2 of the Schedule “lines” after “canola”

 

[11]         Standard 2.5.4 is varied by omitting from paragraph (a) of the definition of cheese in clause 1 “coagulating wholly or partly milk” and substituting “wholly or partially coagulating milk”

 

[12]         Standard 3.2.2 is varied by

 

[12.1]      omitting from clause 1 and subclauses 14(1), 16(1) and 16(3) “food-borne” (wherever occurring) and substituting “foodborne”

 

[12.2]      omitting from paragraph 5(2)(b) “an appropriate designation” and substituting “a name or a description of the food sufficient to indicate the true nature of the food”

 

[13]         Standard 3.2.3 is varied by omitting from the Editorial note to clause 1 “2004”

 

[14]         Standard 4.1.1 is varied by

 

[14.1]      omitting the Table of Provisions and substituting

 

“Table of Provisions

 

Division 1 – Preliminary

1             Interpretation

2             Application

3             When an animal or food is unacceptable

Division 2 – General food safety management requirements

4             The general food safety management requirements

5             Food safety management statements”

 

[14.2]      inserting before clause 1

 

Division 1 – Preliminary

 

[15]         Standard 4.2.1 is varied by omitting from paragraph 16(2)(b) “Commonwealth Export Control (Processed Food) Orders” and substituting “Fish and Fish Products Orders (2005)”

 

[16]         Standard 4.5.1 is varied by –

 

[16.1]      omitting from the Table to clause 3 “Dimethyl dicarbonate”

 

[16.2]      inserting in the Table to clause 4 “Dimethyl dicarbonate” in alphabetical order