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Food Standards as made
This instrument includes new Standard 1.2.11 in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The current Standard with the same number will be repealed on 1 March 2016 under new Standard 5.1.1.
Administered by: Health
Exempt from sunsetting by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 s 94, Legislation Act 2003 s54(1)
Made 25 Mar 2015
Registered 31 Mar 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015
To be repealed 01 Jul 2018
Repealed by Food Standards (Proposal P1041 – Removal of Country of Origin Labelling Requirements) Variation

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Food Standards (Proposal P1025 – Code Revision) Variation

 

 

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this standard under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. The Standard commences on 1 March 2016.

 

Dated 25 March 2015

Standards Management Officer

Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

Note: 

 

This Standard will be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. FSC 96 on 10 April 2015.

 


Standard 1.2.11     Information requirements country of origin labelling

Note 1        This instrument is a standard under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). The standards together make up the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. See also section 1.1.1—3.

Note 2        This Standard applies in Australia only.

1.2.11—1             Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.2.11 – Information requirements – country of origin labelling.

                                      Note    Commencement:
This Standard commences on 1 March 2016, being the date specified as the commencement date in notices in the Gazette and the New Zealand Gazette under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). See also section 93 of that Act.

1.2.11—2             Labelling requirements—unpackaged food

                   (1)      This section applies to a food for sale that:

                            (a)      is any of the following:

                                      (i)       fish, including fish that has been mixed or coated with 1 or more other foods;

                                      (ii)      pork;

                                      (iii)     fruit and vegetables;

                                      (iv)     beef;

                                      (v)      veal;

                                      (vi)     lamb;

                                      (vii)    hogget;

                                      (viii)    mutton;

                                      (ix)     chicken;

                                      (x)      a mix of any of the above foods; and

                            (b)      is displayed for retail sale other than in a package.

                   (2)      A reference to a food listed in paragraph (1)(a) includes a reference to a food that has been:

                            (a)      cut, filleted, sliced, minced or diced; or

                            (b)      pickled, cured, dried, smoked, frozen or preserved by other means; or

                            (c)      marinated; or

                            (d)      cooked.

                   (3)      For the labelling provisions, the country of origin information is a statement that:

                            (a)      identifies the country or countries of origin of the food; or

                            (b)      indicates that the food is a mix of local and imported foods; or

                            (c)      indicates that the food is a mix of imported foods.

                                      Note    The labelling provisions are set out in Standard 1.2.1.

                   (4)      If the country of origin information is displayed in connection with the food when it is sold, the *size of type must be:

                            (a)      if the food is in a refrigerated assisted service display cabinet—at least 5 mm; or

                            (b)      otherwise—at least 9 mm.

                                      Note    See also section 1.2.1—24.

1.2.11—3             Labelling requirements—packaged fresh fruit and vegetables

                   (1)      This section applies to a food for sale that:

                            (a)      is unprocessed *fruit and vegetables, whether whole or cut; and

                            (b)      is displayed for retail sale in a package that does not obscure the nature or quality of the fruit and vegetables.

                   (2)      For the labelling provisions, the country of origin information is a statement that:

                            (a)      identifies the country or countries of origin of the fruit and vegetables; or

                            (b)      indicates that the fruit or vegetables are a mix of local and imported fruit and vegetables; or

                            (c)      indicates that the fruit and vegetables are a mix of imported foods.

                                      Note    The labelling provisions are set out in Standard 1.2.1.

1.2.11—4             Labelling requirements—packaged food other than fresh fruit and vegetables

                   (1)      This section applies to a packaged food for sale other than one to which section 1.2.11—3 applies.

                   (2)      For the labelling provisions, the country of origin information is:

                            (a)      a statement on the package that identifies the country where the food was made, produced or grown; or

                            (b)      a statement on the package:

                                      (i)       that identifies the country where the food was manufactured or packaged; and

                                      (ii)      to the effect that the food is constituted from ingredients imported into that country or from local and imported ingredients.

                                      Note    The labelling provisions are set out in Standard 1.2.1.

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