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Standard 2.5.3 Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Food Standards (Proposal P1033 – Code Maintenance XII) Variation
Administered by: Health
Registered 31 Oct 2014
Start Date 30 Oct 2014
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Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 5.1.1 - Revocation and Transitional Provisions - 2014 revision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 2.5.3

 

Fermented Milk Products

 

 

Purpose

 

This Standard defines and sets compositional requirements for fermented milk, including yoghurt. 

 

Editorial note:

 

The Australian processing requirements for fermented milk products 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 of fermented milk, including yoghurt

3             Deleted

4             Phytosterols, phytostanols and their esters

 

Clauses

 

1             Interpretation

 

In this Code –

 

fermented milk means a milk product obtained by fermentation of milk or products derived from milk, where the fermentation involves the action of micro-organisms and results in coagulation and a reduction in pH.

 

yoghurt means a fermented milk where the fermentation has been carried out with lactic acid producing micro-organisms.

 

2             Composition of fermented milk, including yoghurt

 

(1)           Fermented milk may contain other foods.

 

(2)           In fermented milk and the fermented milk portion of a food containing fermented milk, each component or parameter listed in Column 1 must comply with the value specified in Column 2 of the Table to this subclause.

 

Table to subclause 2(2)

 

Column 1

Column 2

Component or parameter

Value

protein (measured as crude protein)

minimum 30 g/kg

pH

maximum 4.5

microorganisms used in the fermentation

minimum 106 cfu/g

 

(3)           The protein requirements in the Table to subclause 2(2) apply exclusively to fermented milk made from cow’s milk.

 

3             Deleted

 


 

4             Phytosterols, phytostanols and their esters

 

Phytosterol, phytostanols and their esters may only be added to yoghurt –

 

(a)          that contains no more than 1.5 g total fat per 100 g; and

(b)          that is supplied in a package, the capacity of which is no more than 200 g; and

(c)          where the total plant sterol equivalents content added is no less than 0.8 g and no more than 1.0 g per package.


 

Amendment History

 

The Amendment History provides information about each amendment to the Standard. The information includes commencement or cessation information for relevant amendments.

 

These amendments are made under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 unless otherwise indicated. Amendments do not have a specific date for cessation unless indicated as such.

 

About this compilation

 

This is a compilation of Standard 2.5.3 as in force on 30 October 2014 (up to Amendment No. 150). It includes any commenced amendment affecting the compilation to that date.

 

Prepared by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 30 October 2014.

 

Uncommenced amendments or provisions ceasing to have effect

 

To assist stakeholders, the effect of any uncommenced amendments or provisions which will cease to have effect, may be reflected in the Standard as shaded boxed text with the relevant commencement or cessation date. These amendments will be reflected in a compilation registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments including or omitting those amendments and provided in the Amendment History once the date is passed.

 

 

The following abbreviations may be used in the table below:

 

ad = added or inserted                                          am = amended

exp = expired or ceased to have effect                  rep = repealed

rs = repealed and substituted

 

Standard 2.5.3 was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. P 30 on 20 December 2000 as part of Amendment No. 53 (F2008B00643 – 9 October 2008) and has been amended as follows:

 

Clause affected

A’ment No.

FRLI registration

Gazette

Commencement

(Cessation)

How affected

Description of amendment

Purpose

88

F2006L03270

5 Oct 2006

FSC 30

5 Oct 2006

5 Oct 2008

 

am

Substitute reference to Standard 1.6.2 with Standard 4.2.4 consequential to date of effect of Standard 4.2.4.

Purpose

101

F2008L03058

14 Aug 2008

FSC 43

14 Aug 2008

14 Aug 2008

ad

Editorial note following Purpose.

Purpose

124

F201L01450

8 July 2011

FSC 66

11 July 2011

 

11 July 2011

am

Remove reference to processing requirements for fermented milks.

Table of Provs

103

F2008L03741

9 Oct 2008

FSC 45

9 Oct 2008

9 Oct 2008

am

Include reference to clause 4 and amend reference to clause 3.

Table of Provs

115

F2010L00803

8 April 2010

FSC 57

8 April 2010

8 April 2010

am

Amend reference to clause 4.

Table of Provs

124

F201L01450

8 July 2011

FSC 66

11 July 2011

 

11 July 2011

rs

Editorial note preceding Table.

1

124

F201L01450

8 July 2011

FSC 66

11 July 2011

 

11 July 2011

am

Definition of ‘fermented milk’.

2

101

F2008L03058

14 Aug 2008

FSC 43

14 Aug 2008

14 Aug 2008

rep

Editorial note following clause.

2

124

F201L01450

8 July 2011

FSC 66

11 July 2011

11 July 2011

rs

Clause including Table to subclause (3).

 

2(3)

150

F2014L01427

28 Oct 2014

FSC92

30 Oct 2014

30 Oct 2014

ad

Subclause which was inadvertently omitted in Amendment No. 124.

Table to s’clause 2(3)

55

F2008B00791

9 Dec 2008

P 23

30 Aug 2001

 

30 Aug 2001

rs

Amend the proportions of the components of fermented milk and the fermented milk portion of a food containing fermented milk.

3

64

F2008B00810

23 Dec 2008

FSC 6

13 Dec 2002

13 Dec 2002

rs

Editorial note following clause to omit a reference to the New Zealand Food Regulations 1984.

3

101

F2008L03058

14 Aug 2008

FSC 43

14 Aug 2008

14 Aug 2008

rep

Editorial note following clause.

3

103

F2008L03741

9 Oct 2008

FSC 45

9 Oct 2008

 

9 Oct 2008

rep

Clause.

4

89

F2006L03647

9 Nov 2006

FSC 31

9 Nov 2006

9 Nov 2006

ad

Clause relating to Phytosterol esters.

4

103

F2008L03741

9 Oct 2008

FSC 45

9 Oct 2008

9 Oct 2008

am

Correct punctuation error in clause heading.

4

115

F2010L00803

8 April 2010

FSC 57

8 April 2010

 

8 April 2010

rs

Consequential amendment related to other amendments to references to phytosterols.