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Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Food Standards (Proposal P1036 – Code Revision – Consequentials & Corrective Amendments) Variation
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Mar 2016
Start Date 01 Mar 2016
To be repealed 01 Jul 2018
Repealed by Food Standards (Proposal P1041 – Removal of Country of Origin Labelling Requirements) Variation

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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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 1.2.11 as in force on 1 March 2016 (up to Amendment No. 157). It includes any commenced amendment affecting the compilation to that date.

 

Prepared by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 1 March 2016.

 

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 1.2.11 was published in the Food Standards Gazette No. FSC96 on 10 April 2015 as part of Amendment 154 (F2015L00410 –- 31 March 2015) and has since been amended as follows:

 

Section affected

A’ment No.

FRLI registration

Gazette

Commencement

(Cessation)

How affected

Description of amendment

1.2.11—3(1)

157

F2015L01374

1 Sept 2015

FSC99

3 Sept 2015

 

1 March 2016

 

am

Correction of typographical error.