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Food Standards as made
This instrument includes new Standard 2.10.4 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 The current Standard with the same number will be repealed on 1 March 2016 under new Standard 5.1.1.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 02 Apr 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015

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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 2.10.4     Miscellaneous standards for other foods

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        The provisions of the Code that apply in New Zealand are incorporated in, or adopted under, the Food Act 2014 (NZ). See also section 1.1.1—3.

2.10.4—1             Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.10.4 – Miscellaneous standards for other foods.

                                      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.

2.10.4—2             Definitions

Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):

                                      chocolate means a confectionery product that is characterised by:

                                                  (a)        the presence of

                                                               (i)         cocoa bean derivatives; and

                                                               (ii)        no more than 50 g/kg of edible oils, other than cocoa butter or dairy fats; and

                                                  (b)        preparation from a minimum of 200 g/kg of cocoa bean derivatives.

                                      cocoa means the powdered product prepared from cocoa beans from which a portion of the fat may have been removed, with or without the addition of salt or spices.

                                      coffee means the product prepared by roasting, grinding, or both roasting and grinding, coffee beans.

                                      decaffeinated coffee means coffee from which most of the caffeine has been removed that contains no more than 1 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis.

                                      decaffeinated tea means tea from which most of the caffeine has been removed that contains no more than 4 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis.

                                      gelatine means a protein product prepared from animal skin, bone or other collagenous material, or any combination of those things.

                                      instant coffee means the dried soluble solids prepared from the water extraction of coffee.

                                      instant tea means dried soluble solids prepared from the water extraction of tea.

                                      peanut butter means a peanut based spread.

                                      tea means the product made from the leaves and leaf buds of one or more of varieties and cultivars of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntz.

2.10.4—3             Requirements for food sold as tea or coffee

                            Food that is sold on the basis that it is a product listed in Column 1 of the table to this section must satisfy the corresponding requirement in Column 2:

Requirements for tea and coffee

Column 1

Column 2

If food is sold on the basis that it is:

the food must be:

‘coffee’

coffee

‘decaffeinated coffee’

decaffeinated coffee that contains no more than 1 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis

‘decaffeinated instant coffee’ or ‘decaffeinated soluble coffee’

instant coffee that contains no more than 3 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis.

‘decaffeinated instant tea’ or ‘decaffeinated soluble tea’

instant tea that contains no more than  3 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis.

‘decaffeinated tea’

decaffeinated tea that contains no more than 4 g/kg of anhydrous caffeine on a dry basis

‘instant coffee’ or ‘soluble coffee’

instant coffee

‘instant tea’ or ‘soluble tea’

instant tea

‘tea’

tea

2.10.4—4             Requirement for food sold as peanut butter

                            Food that is sold as ‘peanut butter’ must:

                            (a)      be peanut butter; and

                            (b)      contain not less than 850 g/kg of peanuts.

2.10.4—5             Requirement for food sold as chocolate

                            Food that is sold as ‘chocolate’ must be chocolate.

2.10.4—6             Requirement for food sold as cocoa

                            Food that is sold as ‘cocoa’ must be cocoa.

2.10.4—7             Requirement for food sold as gelatine

                            Food that is sold as ‘gelatine’ must be gelatine.

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